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Brown Vows Full Schools Funding If He Gets His Way on Tax Hike

Brown vows full schools funding if he get his way on tax hike. Read story.

Warning: Thorny Road Ahead

A Look at the Key Factors Shaping a Tumultuous Political Year

A look at the key factors shaping a tumultuous political year. Read story.

Taxing Times

Brown's New Revenue Plan Will Present Big Choices for Voters in 2012

Brown's new revenue plan will present big choices for voters in 2012. Read story.

Old School

Longtime Leading S.B. Lawmaker Still Favors Steak Over Sizzle

Longtime leading S.B. lawmaker still favors steak over sizzle. Read story.

Political Intelligence

Top Rank Beltway Pundit Will Offer 2012 Election Forecast at UCSB

Top rank Beltway pundit will offer 2012 election forecast at UCSB Read story.

Down, But Not Out

One Year Out, Three Keys to the Political Fate of an Underdog President

One year out, three keys to the political fate of an underdog president. Read story.

Pension Tension

Brown's Labor Allies Bash His Retirement Reform Plan for Public Employees

Brown’s labor allies bash his retirement reform plan for public employees. Read story.

Why 'Class Warfare' Is Winning

Economic and Political Policies to Help One Percent–Triggered 99 Percent Protests

Economic and political policies to help one percent–triggered 99 percent protests Read story.

Bill Factory

Crabby Governor Wonders Why Legislature Passes So Much Legislation

Crabby governor wonders why the Legislature passes so much legislation. Read story.

Fat Chance

Heavyweight Governor Christie’s Decision to Forgo Bid Clarifies Campaign, But Not Much

Heavyweight Governor Christie’s decision to forgo bid clarifies campaign, but not much. Read story.

Apocalypse Now

Jerry Brown Cites Scripture to Condemn GOP's Devotion to Partisan Ideologues

Jerry Brown cites Scripture to condemn GOP’s devotion to partisan ideologues. Read story.

Fringe Festival

Scenes from California’s Oddball Republican Party Convention

Scenes from California’s oddball Republican Party convention. Read story.

Hot Buttons

GOP Contenders Must Decide If Tea Party Primary Support Will Play in General Election

GOP contenders must decide if Tea Party primary support will play in general election. Read story.

Appeaser in Chief

State Voters Still Favor Obama, But Dems Say He's Giving Away Store to GOP

State voters still favor Obama, but Dems say he’s giving away the store to GOP. Read story.

By the Numbers

California Joins National Movement to Change the Way Presidents Are Elected

California joins national movement to change the way presidents are elected. Read story.

Billy Collins & Aimee Mann

Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, Former U.S. Poet Laureate ... Read More