By Tim Hunt
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About this blog: I am a native of Alameda County, grew up in Pleasanton and currently live in the house I grew up in that is more than 100 years old. I spent 39 years in the daily newspaper business and wrote a column for more than 25 years in add... (More)
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What's missing in the budget discussions
May 17, 2012 7:45 am
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A couple of key elements were submerged in the governor's budget revision that was released this week.
No. 1: Revenues are up and up by a significant $4.6... More
Budget bet misses again in Sacramento
May 15, 2012 7:03 am
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Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday released his revised budget proposal.
In a word, it was ugly. The bet the Legislature and governor made on greatly increasing... More
Examining some telling numbers
May 10, 2012 7:29 am
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LET'S LOOK at some numbers today.
California Controller John Chiang released this week his update on state finances after the April tax collection. In a word,... More
Newspapers say no to Pete
May 8, 2012 7:08 am
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With the June election less than a month away and absentee ballots in the mail, campaigns are cranking up.
For 20-term (yes, that's right, 40 years) Congressman... More
Pete Stark--the mouth that keeps roaring
May 3, 2012 7:40 am
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U.S. Rep. Pete Stark has a well-earned reputation for shooting off his mouth, one that he's continued to build.
His primary campaign against challenger... More