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George Skelton

Political columnist George Skelton has covered government and politics for more than 50 years and for The Times since 1974. He has been a Times political writer and editor in Los Angeles, Sacramento bureau chief and White House correspondent. He has written a column on California politics, “Capitol Journal,” since 1993. Skelton is a Santa Barbara native, grew up in Ojai and received a journalism degree at San Jose State.
  • Capitol Journal
Republicans need to change their product. Californians aren’t buying it

Arnold Schwarzenegger once warned a GOP state convention that Republicans were "dying at the box office," urging them not to "become a narrow sectarian party."

  • Capitol Journal
Newsom's budget for California shows liberal Democrats are firmly in control

Anyone with a beef about Sacramento politics should blame Republicans. That’s because they’ve allowed themselves to become so weak they’re irrelevant.

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