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How Jerry Brown's California Budget Revision Is Playing

William Bradley | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Championing what he calls "prudence, not exuberance," Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday rolled out the annual "May Revise" of his proposed California state budget. How's it playing? Oh, and what's the play?

Jerry Brown Gets an October Surprise

William Bradley | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Brown's plans to match his big budget cuts with new revenues were already somewhat complicated by heiress Molly Munger's rival income-tax-hike-for-the-schools initiative. But a much bigger threat emerged in dramatic fashion late last week.

The Republicans Win Big in California!

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Schwarzenegger and his horde of retrograde Republican lawmakers got everything they wanted in a horrific bargain with Democratic leaders that has ended California's budget impasse.