I want a fireman’s pole in my house. It’d be perfect—I could slide straight down from my bedroom to the front door, saving countless hours of walking across halls and down stairs. I could even […]
Today’s dueling speeches in my home state of Ohio were a terrific glimpse into the Presidential race to come (full disclosure, I’m working for Governor Romney’s campaign). Not only will the (THE) swing state of […]
Balancing the budget of one of the largest economies in the world isn’t easy. There’s absolutely nothing you can do that won’t outrage a significant part of the electorate. That’s why Governor Brown is smart […]
In November 2010 public employee unions won passage of Prop 25, selling it as a punitive measure against a comically unpopular Legislature for late budgets. They called it “No Budget, No Pay,”…
his week the California Legislature will consider over 650 bills in committee, the last opportunity for bills to be heard this year. Incredibly, Governor Brown’s modest pension reform package will not be one of them.
Senator Rick Santorum’s announcement today that he is exiting the Presidential race marks the end of the primary season and the beginning of the GOP’s full focus on President Barack Obama.
Compromise is a rare and often courageous thing in politics, but this week’s agreement between Governor Jerry Brown and a mid-level special interest was neither rare nor courageous.
You know how to tell when it’s Spring in Sacramento? Protests at the Capitol. Strangely enough, people seem to be much more outraged when the weather is more agreeable.
As the Presidential race heads into THE Swing State of Ohio Tuesday, Republicans are facing the possibility of a Rick Santorum victory. Just this week the most respected poll in the state, the University of Cincinnati’s showed Santorum up eleven points over Governor Romney.
When California Republicans meet in an airport hotel in Burlingame for their Spring Convention this weekend there will be (presumably, hopefully) a lot of discussion on how to reverse the fortunes of the past several […]
The suspension of California Pension Reform’s initiative effort marks a major setback in the reform movement (full disclosure: I worked on that effort). With that campaign on ice until 2014 the question is what happens […]
Late last night (actually, literally in the dead of the night) President Obama’s campaign team held a call with the President’s National Finance Committee to let them know the President was reversing his position on […]