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Counterpunch

Capps Hits Back as GOP Intensifies Its Early Attacks on Her Reelection

Capps hits back as GOP intensifies its early attacks on her reelection. Read story.

Round One

As Brown Signs Democrats-Only Budget, Fight over California's Finances Is Just Getting Started

As Brown signs Democrats-only budget, fight over California’s finances is just getting started. Read story.

First Strike

The Reasons Behind the GOP's Early TV Hit on Lois Capps

The reasons behind the GOP’s early TV hit on Lois Capps. Read story.

Capps Speaks

Santa Barbara's Congressmember Talks War, Health Care, and Taxes

Santa Barbara’s congressmember talks war, health care, and taxes. Read story.

Mapping the Future

Good News, Bad News for Santa Barbara Politicos as New District Lines are Unveiled

Good news, bad news for Santa Barbara politicos as new district lines are unveiled. Read story.

Mixed Messages

Voters Resist Cuts to Public Schools but Oppose Paying More to Avoid Them

Voters resist cuts to public schools but oppose paying more to avoid them. Read story.

Double Deadline

First Look at New Political Maps Could Shake Up Capitol's Partisan Brawl over Taxes

First look at new political maps could shake up Capitol’s partisan brawl over taxes. Read story.

True Lies

For Republicans, Arnold’s Personal Scandal Is Consistent with His Political Betrayal

For Republicans, Arnold’s personal scandal is consistent with his political betrayal. Read story.

All Against All

Brown Forecasts Brutal Statewide Brawl If His Latest Fiscal Plan Doesn't Pass

Brown forecasts brutal statewide brawl if his latest fiscal plan doesn’t pass. Read story.

It's Complicated

Higher-than-Forecast Tax Revenues Make Brown's Budget Sell More Difficult

Higher-than-forecast tax revenues make Brown’s budget sell more difficult. Read story.

California Pioneer

Renowned Reporter Recounts a Life Spent Knocking Down Barriers of Race and Gender

A renowned reporter recounts a life spent knocking down barriers of race and gender. Read story.

Taxing Times

With Capitol Still Flummoxed About Budget, a Look at How Much Californians Send to Sacto

With Capitol still flummoxed over budget, a look at how much Californians send to Sacto. Read story.

No More Mr. Nice Guv

Brown Launches Public Campaign for Budget Plan as Private Talks with GOP Collapse

Brown launches public campaign for budget plan as private talks with GOP collapse. Read story.

Grand Old Pandemonium

In Search for Political Relevance, State Republicans Mostly Battle Each Other

In search for political relevance, state Republicans mostly battle each other. Read story.

Deal or No Deal?

Brown's Old School Horse Trading Style Faces New GOP's No Compromise Spirit

Brown’s old school horse trading style faces new GOP’s no compromise spirit. Read story.

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