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A new Field Poll is out showing that Governor Jerry Brown leads Neel Kashkari by 20 points. Governor Brown is going to win a fourth term, the only question is just how badly will Kashkari get beaten. That isn’t stopping some pundits from trying to find drama in a race that is a foregone conclusion. […]

Jun 25th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Here we go again. House Republicans have voted to defund California high speed rail in yet another attack on the project: Daring a presidential veto, GOP lawmakers are deploying a Fiscal 2015 transportation funding bill to effectively block the federal Surface Transportation Board from issuing new permits for the California project. Hammering home the point, […]

Jun 11th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

House Republicans have proposed a new spending plan that cuts $200 million from federal transit spending – cuts that would undermine Los Angeles rail expansion plans as well as California high speed rail: With House Republicans proposing spending cuts for new transit projects, Los Angeles officials will have their work cut out to secure $200 […]

May 6th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

I’m not a fan of rainy day funds. If there’s a recession and government revenues decline, they should make up the difference through borrowing or through raising taxes on the rich, rather than putting revenues away during the good years. Especially when we still haven’t restored the brutal cuts of 2007-09, and when there’s 35 […]

Apr 25th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized