Posts Tagged ‘Jerry Brown’

Sen. Boxer: Conservation would solve drought

Monday, March 24th, 2014
Palm Springs - Lake Perris

  Can California’s zero-sum water wars only be resolved by a system of stern water conservation?  That's what California U.S. Senator at large Barbara Boxer left as an unanswered question at a March 20 Palm Springs water symposium on the theme “Running Dry." Video here. Boxer quoted Pr...

Did governor file bid for quick appeal to block bullet-train revolt?

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Why did Gov. Jerry Brown abruptly abandon his "stay-the-course" path on the $68 billion bullet-train project in late January? I've been poking around a bit and have come up with a theory and some evidence as to why the governor filed a plea with California Supreme Court to quickly resolve legal batt...

Bullet train

Monday, March 24th, 2014
bullet train, wolverton, cagle, march 24, 2014

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Mortgage lawsuit against Gov. Brown reopens old wounds

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
Neil Barofsky

It’s a hallmark of modern-day government: Allocate money for one purpose, spend it for another. Congress isn’t the only culprit. While the federal government has long stood accused of “raiding the Social Security trust fund,” courts across America have given the stamp of legitimacy to state ...

Rick Perry returns to woo CA businesses

Friday, March 21st, 2014

  Texas Gov. Rick Perry is returning next week to the Golden State. Maybe this time, California Gov. Jerry Brown will take him seriously. Perry made a four-day recruiting trip to California in February of last year, visiting San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. He met up with CEOs a...

Discovered: a new way unions manipulate CA status quo

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Californians who don't belong to a public employee union have every right to feel as if the state is rigged against them. Because districting is based on population, not number of citizens, Democrats do better in Sacramento from the get-go then one would expected based on voting on high-profile s...

CA Dems: Are they following the pattern of another one-party state?

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
ron.kouchi

After I got out of college in the 1980s, I spend a fun few months working as a reporter for a weekly newspaper in Kauai. The chairman of the County Council was an affable young Democrat in his late 20s named Ron Kouchi. It didn't take me long to notice that Kouchi argued a lot with the other Democra...

Jerry Brown reruns

Monday, March 10th, 2014
jerry brown runs, wolverton, cagle, March 10, 2014

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Fracking showdown: Will CA media STILL ignore Obama view?

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

The prospect of rich Dem dilettante Tom Steyer targeting Jerry Brown over fracking is scary in some ways. It could well lead to fracking never coming to California and bringing the jobs and wealth it has to North Dakota, Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania. But it could also improve the public debate on...

CA Democrats mismanage campaign war-chests

Saturday, March 8th, 2014
California Democratic Convention

California Democrats converge on the Los Angeles Convention Center this weekend for the party’s annual state convention. Although Democrats face two scandals involving members of the state Senate, the party is well positioned for the 2014 campaign cycle. The party controls every statewide offic...