California Voters Likely to Decide on Tax Increase

By: Friday May 11, 2012 3:03 pm

This November voters in California will likely be deciding whether or not to raise taxes. Yesterday, California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown and fellow supporters turned in what should be more than enough signatures to get their tax measure qualified. From the San Francisco Chronicle: Gov. Jerry Brown and backers of his tax initiative submitted petitions [...]

California Becomes Latest State to Join National Popular Vote

By: Monday August 8, 2011 4:31 pm

Today California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 459, making it the 8th state to join that National Popular Vote compact. With his signature the effort to reform our absurd system for electing the president takes a huge step towards becoming reality. The national popular vote compact is an arrangement between the states to [...]

CA Legislature Sends National Popular Vote to Gov. Brown

By: Friday July 15, 2011 12:53 pm

Thursday the California State Legislature passed the National Popular Vote bill and sent it to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature. From the San Francisco Chronicle: The California Legislature passed legislation Thursday that if signed by Gov. Jerry Brown would significantly boost the growing national movement to elect the president of the United States by popular [...]

FDL’s Big Midterm Election Liveblog (Part Four): Results Start Coming in for Prop 19

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 11:13 pm

Welcome to part four of FDL  midterm election night liveblog (link to part one, part two and part three). For the most recent list of FDL top 108 House races to watch tonight go here. Polls are now closed in all states except Hawaii and Alaska. The Democrat loses in the House so far have [...]

CA Gov, Sen: Democrats Brown, Boxer Hold Strong

By: Friday October 29, 2010 11:00 am

Across the country, many Democrats are struggling. But this year in California, things seem to be going well for the Democrats at the top of the ticket. The California-based Field poll, one of the most accurate horserace pollsters, is out with their latest numbers showing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown and incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara [...]

CA Gov and Sen: Brown and Boxer Hold Modest Leads

By: Tuesday October 5, 2010 11:59 am

In California, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown and incumbent Democratic senator Barbara Boxer both hold single-digit leads over their Republican opponents according to the latest SurveyUSA poll of likely voters. SurveyUSA (9/30-10/3) Governor Jerry Brown (D) 47 Meg Whitman (R) 43 Other 8 Undecided 2 Senate Barbara Boxer (D) 46 Carly Fiorina (R) 43 Other [...]

CA Poll: Boxer Strong, Governor Race Tied, Big Oil Prop 23 Struggling

By: Thursday September 30, 2010 4:22 pm

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is out with its poll of all things California politics (pdf). Among the highlights is another confirmation that Barbara Boxer appears to be heading to re-election. The gubernatorial race is effectively tied, Big Oil’s anti-energy reform Proposition 23 is in bad shape and Proposition 19 continues to improve (now [...]

Whitman Tries to Turn Nanny Problem Into Partisan Food Fight

By: Thursday September 30, 2010 2:10 pm

Meg Whitman held an unusual (for her) press conference today, which is still ongoing, in Santa Monica. I found out the location a bit too late to attend, but the gist of it, as I gather, is that Whitman wants to blame Jerry Brown for her hiring undocumented immigrant Nicky Diaz Santillan, and exploiting her [...]

CNN/Time Poll of AK, CA, FL, IL: Miller, Boxer, Brown, Rubio Up; Tight Races in Obama’s Backyard

By: Wednesday September 29, 2010 10:10 pm

CNN/Time Opinion Research is out with their latest round of polling for Alaska, California, Florida, and Illinois. In the three-way Senate races in Alaska and Florida, the Democratic nominees are in third place. But there is good news for Democrats from California, where Barbara Boxer and Jerry Brown continue to gain momentum just as vote [...]

CA Gov and Sen: Brown and Boxer Move into Lead

By: Thursday September 23, 2010 2:06 pm

Throughout this cycle, SurveyUSA’s polling in California has been slightly less favorable for Democrats, but the most recent poll for CBS 5 shows clear movement in favor of Gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown and incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer. Both Democrats now lead in their respective races: SurveyUSA (9/19-21) Governor Meg Whitman (R) 43 Jerry Brown (D) [...]

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