On Gavin Newsom and TV
On Gavin Newsom and TV
Under discussion: “Regarding rival tax-increase plans on the November ballot, should Molly Munger and Jerry Brown do a road show and work together?”
So where have you been?
Question: The head of the state Fish and Game Commission is under pressure to resign because he bagged a mountain lion in Idaho, where hunting cougars is legal. Should he step down?
Big Daddy,So what did you think of the surprise budget release last week? Was this a mistake or some sort of clever ploy?–Bemused in Belmont
Dear Bemused,It was a major mistake and somebody’s head will roll. Somebody’s head always rolls.
A budget replete with misery and major changes – as this one is – needs
“Yet more budget misery: The December numbers are in and the state fell short of revenue projections by $2.5 billion for the first half of the fiscal year. Total hole (maybe): $9.2 billion. So what do we do now?”
Government should run like an efficient corporation. It should cook its books.
Move to Texas.
Dear Big Daddy,I’ve worked in the Capitol for four years and I’ve been dating a reporter, off and on, for the last eight months. We’ve kept it quiet because he thought we would have problems if the word got out, although I don’t see why. What do you think?–Just Wondering
Keep it quiet.
Can the governor raise enough money to successfully push his $7 billion-a-year tax plan for the November 2012 ballot? Some tribes have put up $275,000. Who else will help finance this?
The governor can raise enough money to meet the campaign budget but the reality is that he is not going to be able to
A billion dollars’ worth of budget cuts are announced with more on the way. Is there any good news at all in the triggered cuts? What are Brown’s options?
This is fiscal reality. Brown was a truth-teller during the campaign and now he is having to do what he said.
There is no good news
“The payroll deduction proposal will be on the Nov. 2012 ballot. Unions hate it, businesses love it. In some cases, it also bars state contractors from contributing to candidates’ political committees. What’s your take?”
In the immortal words of Bugs Bunny: Of course you know, this means war.
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