In debate, Brown mocks Mississippi and Arkansas (i.e., the Clintons)

In Thursday night’s debate between Gov. Jerry Brown and Neel Kashkari, the candidates sounded pretty scripted until Brown was asked about California’s ability to deal with its huge pension shortfalls. Brown depicted that as an absurd question for a wealthy

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Debate: Kashkari closing channels Reagan in 1980 51

Questioner asks about high cost of UC, CSU being barrier to poor students. Kashkari sympathizes and cites student loan burders. Brown notes, correctly, how many CSU and UC students pay no tuition because of waivers and says CA students have

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Debate: Kashkari mocks focus on plastic bags, football practice limits 0

Questioner asks Kashkari if he would oppose CA’s continued implementation of Obamacare if elected. He says he lost his own policy cuz of ACA and notes how the law creates incentive for employers to stop offering full-time jobs. Brown links

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Debate: Brown offers up whopper, claims he’s stopped pension spiking 2

Questioner asks how state can pay for bullet train given House opposition to any further federal funding. Brown ducks question with broad defense of project. “This train makes a lot of sense,” it’s not “crazy,” as Kashkari says. Kashkari: “He’s

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Debate: Brown defends realignment as ‘success’ 1

Questioner asks Kashkari about his key role in the Troubled Asset Relief Program under Presidents Bush and Obama. He strongly defends his record, says TARP made all money back, and notes Brown praised TARP’s effects. Brown: “When you hand out

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Debate: Kashkari says Brown should be ashamed of Vergara appeal 1

In response to a question about AB 32 driving up gasoline prices next year, Brown ducks and talks broadly about CA’s role as a trendsetter and the need to fight climate change. Moderator interrupts and tries to get him to

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Debate: Kashkari notes Obama administration knocks state tunnel plan 0

In response to first question about Brown’s big lead in polls, Kashkari brushes it off and attacks Brown’s love of the bullet train and says water and education should be the priority instead. Brown sticks to the California comeback theme.

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Debate: Brown lays ‘CA comeback’ meme on thick early 0

In Jerry Brown’s opening statement, he depicts a happy California that has largely left behind the problems he inherited in 2010. He says California has recovered all the jobs it has lost during the Great Recession, but doesn’t mention these

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Live-blogging Brown/Kashkari debate 0

CalWatchdog.com will be live-blogging throughout the gubernatorial debate tonight, between Gov. Jerry Brown and challenger Neel Kashkari. The debate kicks off at 7 p.m. Stay tuned…

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CA high court asked to review bullet-train ruling

Arguing that an appellate court ruling endangers the public’s faith in future bond initiatives,  the attorneys for the Tos/Fukuda/Kings County group challenging the state’s bullet-train plans on Tuesday asked the California Supreme Court to review the recent decision reversing trial-court

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