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Only Schwarzenegger and his finance chief seemingly support a blue-ribbon tax commission's recommendations on updating and stabilizing the state's tax structure.
Senate Republicans are abusing the two-thirds vote requirement for passage of many bills to try to get Democrats to cave in on unrelated demands.
The Michael Duvall fiasco shouldn't reflect on the entire Legislature, which has had a better year than it's getting credit for.
Fire officials lobby lawmakers for more money and better equipment, with the governor adding his voice. But the officials and Schwarzenegger gain little ground.
Lawmakers need to take small steps toward compromise to reach decisions on significant bills involving water, renewable energy and prisons.
The reform group California Forward has proposed a plan to change state and local governments that has something for everyone, except perhaps for the extreme right and left.
Republican politicians want to drill offshore. Democrats want to tax oil onshore. Both sides are right.
If Sacramento cant solve any of the states budget problems, corporate sponsorships for public property might be the most feasible answer. It's all for sale -- so send in your ideas!
The lame duck governor with plummeting poll numbers has an ambitious agenda.
The state's budget cuts to the three-tiered system -- UC, Cal State and community colleges -- may threaten the system's world-class reputation and the future of a generation of students.