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Governor Chides GOP to Change: Flash Report will have none of it

The myth is elephants never forget; perhaps we can add and they don’t change their stripes easily either. The Governor addressed the GOP convention at Indian Wells last night and equated the Calfornia GOP to a box office flop; people (voters) leaving the theater and loads of empty seats.  What a surprise.  Here’s the story…

Terminator Snubs Fleischman

Sometimes, you can just let the Flash Report posts speak for themselves: Sometimes you write about something on the blog so that you stop having to write about it over (and over) privately.  For those who were unaware, last week Governor Schwarzenegger held a private meeting with some of my colleagues on the California Republican…

To Sacramento and Back

Wow. How could I have ever known how crazy this week would be? How could I have ever known that I would be lobbying for universal health care on Monday, finding my mother on Tuesday and Wednesday, preparing for my grandmother’s passing away on Thursday, and dealing with my computer’s total meltdown today? Ah, the…

Live from Sacramento!

OK, not quite yet… But I will be soon! I’m at John Wayne right now, waiting for my flight to our fine state’s capital. Once I arrive, I’ll be lobbying for more affordable and accessible health care all day. I know, I know, you can thank me later. No really, I’ll be asking Senator Lou…

Republicans, tax breaks, and yachts

  Schwarzenegger kills a $55-million initiative that helps the mentally ill, then signs the budget. Counties and cities can fund it, an aide says. On Friday Governor Schwarzenegger signed the 7-week delayed State budget.  Before he signed it he did live up to his promise to slice $700 million demanded by Republican legislators to eliminate…

State Budget Impasse… Over?

Senate Republican Leader Dick AckermanÂ’s office is reporting that he and Senate Democrat Leader Don Perata have reached a tentative deal on the state budget. That’s what Brian Joseph is now reporting at The Register. We don’t yet know the details of the deal. We don’t yet know whether both the Democratic and Republican caucuses…

14 White Men of Principle, Yeah Right.

The Orange County Register’s Brian Joseph reports today on the impact of the state budget stalemate on public services in Orange County. For Orange County, it could be worse. Much worse. In ways big and small, the effect of a late state budget is being felt across California by community colleges, government vendors and special education…