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  1. Alice Huffman
    The CTA's director of governmental relations is credited with injecting political clout...
    California Journal, May 1993, pp. 22-30
  2. And they're off!
    Campaign cycles are spinning at a dizzying pace as March 7's primary finish fast approa...
    California Journal, February 2000, pp. 6-8
  3. Features
    Battle of the White Hats
    Two campaign finance reform groups fight the good fight--with each other.
    The Washington Monthly, December 1996, pp. 37-39
  4. Bill Lockyer
    The new pro tem must lead the Senate into the era of term limits, provided he remains p...
    California Journal, November 1994, pp. 6-8
  5. Budget Dysfunction
    The process of building a budget has become an agonizing annual gauntlet. Is the proces...
    California Journal, September 1997, pp. 8-11
  6. Building a better mousetrap
    It's fast approaching crunch time for the Constitutional Revision Commission, which mus...
    California Journal, April 1996, pp. 14-20
  7. California Teachers Association
    The CTA has become one of the state's most potent political forces. Is it a force for g...
    California Journal, May 1993, pp. 20-21
  8. Class-size Reduction
    A plan to put no more than 20 to a class in the early primary grades has become the mos...
    California Journal, June 1997, pp. 8-13
  9. Dan Lungren, tree-hugger?
    Better known as a champion of conservative causes, California's attorney general has wo...
    California Journal, March 1993, pp. 23-26
  10. Davis, the micro-manager
    California's most hands-on governor has been a magnet for criticism of his governing st...
    California Journal, August 2000, pp. 32-34
  11. Davis, the political powerhouse
    What's his secret? CJ's political editor analyzes the governor once dubbed the nation's...
    California Journal, August 2000, pp. 28-31
  12. Defining family values
    "Family values" has become 1996's bipartisan political mantra. Have political agendas s...
    California Journal, August 1996, pp. 8-14
  13. A Democratic Showdown
    Richard Katz refuses to cry "uncle," giving hope to the GOP that a vote recount will al...
    California Journal, August 1998, pp. 26-29
  14. Deregulating electricity
    The way consumers - big and small - get electric power has been deregulated. Does this ...
    California Journal, November 1996, pp. 8-14
  15. Education in California
    Beset by shortages of money, a multi-lingual student population, a proposed voucher ini...
    California Journal, June 1993, pp. 6-12
  16. The failed campaign
    Governor Pete Wilson finally pulled the plug on his faltering campaign for president. T...
    California Journal, November 1995, pp. 16-21
  17. Finally, a budget
    The Legislature passed, and Governor Pete Wilson signed, a budget that was only 34 days...
    California Journal, September 1995, pp. 8-13
  18. Follow the money
    As a case study, Proposition 5, the Indian gambling measure, provides potent insight in...
    California Journal, October 1999, pp. 26-35
  19. Gambling mania
    Although there are no Vegas-style casinos, California is one of the biggest gambling st...
    California Journal, April 1995, pp. 8-12
  20. Getting itchy with the status quo
    A growing number of California voters are looking beyond the two-party system for fresh...
    California Journal, December 1999, pp. 10-15
  21. Governor
    Republican Pete Wilson capped a difficult year with a stunning come-from-behind re-elec...
    California Journal, December 1994, pp. 9-11
  22. Governor
    Time is running out for John Garamendi in his attempt to wrest the Democratic nominatio...
    California Journal, May 1994, pp. 8-10
  23. Governor
    Al Checchi set the tone by spending more than $40 million from his own pocket to win th...
    California Journal, July 1998, pp. 11-12
  24. Governor
    This race could be billed as "The Tortoise and the Tortoise" as Republican Attorney Gen...
    California Journal, October 1998, pp. 11-13
  25. Governor '94
    As Republican Pete Wilson and Democrat Kathleen Brown head into the final month of thei...
    California Journal, October 1994, pp. 6-9
  26. Governor Gray?
    The biggest hurdle along Pete Wilson's road to the White House could be the GOP specter...
    California Journal, May 1995, pp. 10-13
  27. Governor: time for change
    The Golden State goes Gray, thanks to an assist from exiting Governor Pete Wilson and t...
    California Journal, December 1998, pp. 8-9
  28. Gray Davis: No one Makes a Move!
    By the time he loosens up enough to govern California, we'll have the best prepared, mi...
    California Journal, April 1999, pp. 20-24
  29. Gridlock
    California isn't the only state where a legislature has locked up over critical issues.
    California Journal, July 1993, pp. 31-36
  30. Higher education
    With California's colleges and universities beginning to charge tuition to resident stu...
    California Journal, March 1994, pp. 25-32
  31. History in the making
    No longer a political footnote, California found itself a headliner as an early March p...
    California Journal, April 2000, pp. 10-11
  32. "The Hugger" becomes speaker
    Assemblyman Robert Hertzberg has his arms around the job he's always wanted. Our profil...
    California Journal, June 2000, pp. 30-31
  33. An imbalance of power
    With the Assembly in uproar, legislative power is shifting to the Senate - perhaps perm...
    California Journal, August 1995, pp. 12-17
  34. Initiative wars
    For the past few years, voters have been spared having to deal with an initiative ballo...
    California Journal, July 1996, pp. 12-19
  35. Jerry Brown
    California Journal, November 1999, pp. 19-20
  36. Jim Brulte
    The Assembly's minority leader has received kudos for his handling of an often-fractiou...
    California Journal, November 1993, pp. 23-26
  37. John Garamendi
    After three years as the state's first elected insurance commissioner, Democrat John Ga...
    California Journal, December 1993, p. 8
  38. June '98: Open primary, open wallets
    California's new "free for all" primary, coupled with early confusion about the rules o...
    California Journal, May 1998, pp. 10-11
  39. Labor's big day
    Organized labor defeated the biggest threat yet to its political clout - Proposition 226.
    California Journal, July 1998, pp. 22-23
  40. Leadership
    Strong, centralized leadership may no longer be possible in a Legislature stripped of s...
    California Journal, February 1996, pp. 16-21
  41. Leadership Changes
    In the space of a week, new leaders were designated in both the Assembly and the Senate...
    California Journal, March 1998, pp. 6-9
  42. Legislative leadership
    As the era of term limits lands full force on the Legislature, the torch of leadership ...
    California Journal, October 1995, pp. 8-13
  43. Leo McCarthy
    Once more into the breach for the state's lieutenant governor as he tries for a second ...
    California Journal, April 1992, pp. 191-194
  44. Local Phone Wars
    A federal law requiring competition in local phone service has touched off a corporate ...
    California Journal, October 1997, pp. 40-43
  45. The Morphing Economy
    Having weathered the defense downsizing, L.A. County's economy is adapting and could be...
    California Journal, July 1997, pp. 14-21
  46. The New Legislature
    With Democrats back in control of the Assembly, new Speaker Cruz Bustamante of Fresno, ...
    California Journal, January 1997, pp. 6-10
  47. The new speaker
    Whether it's a charade or a new era in California politics, Republican Doris Allen has ...
    California Journal, July 1995, pp. 14-15
  48. The Next Wave
    Juvenile crime is more violent than ever before, and experts are taking a much closer l...
    California Journal, March 1997, pp. 14-42
  49. Nolan cops a plea
    He once was a golden boy of the Republican Party. Now, he's a number in federal prison.
    California Journal, April 1994, pp. 15-18
  50. Ode to a Gentleman Legislator
    State Senator Ken Maddy is bright, congenial, concerned. He's also a master at building...
    California Journal, November 1998, pp. 22-26
  51. The on-time budget
    Lawmakers and the governor passed a budget on time for the first time in years.
    California Journal, August 1993, pp. 7-12
  52. Pay at the pump
    An innovative system for auto insurance died in the Legislature, but author Andrew Tobi...
    California Journal, September 1993, pp. 41-43
  53. Pete's travails
    Governor Wilson's campaign bus is blowing smoke and burning oil, and legislative Democr...
    California Journal, July 1995, pp. 10-13
  54. Phil Isenberg
    A Sacramento Democrat is the Legislature's "Mr. Pragmatic."
    California Journal, August 1993, pp. 17-20
  55. Politics of the Valley
    Tinged with many of the political characteristics of the Deep South, the Central Valley...
    California Journal, June 1999, pp. 18-23
  56. Power
    Throughout California's history, the Dream has been fashioned by those with vision and ...
    California Journal, December 1995, pp. 8-12
  57. Power in Numbers
    Long derided as the "Sleeping Giant," Latinos are drawn to the polls in reaction to Pro...
    California Journal, January 2000, pp. 16-23
  58. President Pete?
    With his presidential ambitions in full flower, Governor Pete Wilson embarks on a road ...
    California Journal, May 1995, pp. 8-9
  59. Presidential primary
    They came, we saw. In their quest for electoral votes, the presidential candidates made...
    California Journal, April 2000, pp. 12-13
  60. Race and Politics
    California's political structure has been slow to reflect the state's changing populati...
    California Journal, January 1998, pp. 24-30
  61. The Race for Governor
    Positioning for the '98 campaign is proceeding, but everyone involved is waiting to see...
    California Journal, November 1997, pp. 6-13
  62. Race for treasurer
    Republican Matt Fong can sit back and watch as two Democrats flay each other for their ...
    California Journal, January 1994, pp. 7-10
  63. Regional Government
    The pace of growth and the problems it generates may soon force the Bay Area to abandon...
    California Journal, June 1998, pp. 14-17
  64. A Republican year
    Bolstered by a GOP deluge that swept the nation, California Republicans captured contro...
    California Journal, December 1994, pp. 6-8
  65. Restoring the Delta
    The estuary at the heart of California's water system is in trouble. Can a process esta...
    California Journal, May 1997, pp. 36-43
  66. Roberti Recall
    Democratic Senator beats the NRA.
    California Journal, May 1994, pp. 46-47
  67. Ron Unz
    A consummate citizen-politician, the Silicon Valley's Ron Unz has emerged both a blessi...
    California Journal, August 1999, pp. 18-23
  68. Smile for the Camera
    Here's one way for politicians to snare the attention of broadcast journalists and win ...
    California Journal, May 1999, pp. 26-29
  69. Smoking Wars
    Anti-tobacco forces say California's landmark campaign against smoking is being snuffed...
    California Journal, April 1997, pp. 14-18
  70. The speakership
    Republicans returned to Sacramento after the November elections confident they would el...
    California Journal, February 1995, pp. 8-12
  71. State Budget Blues
    Everyone has a diagnosis, but no one has a cure for the annual epidemic of chronic budg...
    California Journal, September 1998, pp. 12-17
  72. The Sting
    With the conviction of Senator Frank Hill, the federal government has put the wraps on ...
    California Journal, August 1994, pp. 8-9
  73. Tobacco wars
    The tobacco industry is being routed everywhere, but it's fighting an effective rear-gu...
    California Journal, June 1994, pp. 25-32
  74. 'Toons for our time
    The Board of Equalization wanted to tax cartoons, but one does not argue with folks wit...
    California Journal, January 1996, pp. 44-47
  75. Tort wars
    As with many controversial issues involving big-moneyed special interests, tort reform ...
    California Journal, June 1995, pp. 8-14
  76. Treasurer '94
    Democrat Phil Angelides and Republican Matt Fong seek to succeed Kathleen Brown.
    California Journal, September 1994, pp. 8-11
  77. U.S. President
    Before you know it, Californians will choose the final two.
    California Journal, February 2000, p. 9
  78. U.S. Senate Race
    Democrat Barbara Boxer figures to be a national GOP target. But exactly who will challe...
    California Journal, August 1997, pp. 26-31
  79. The war over Proposition 9
    The effort to pass and defeat Proposition 9 - the initiative designed to overturn Calif...
    California Journal, October 1998, pp. 54-55
  80. What future Pete?
    Termed out of office in 1998, Pete Wilson has two years to create some kind of legacy i...
    California Journal, June 1996, pp. 8-11
  81. Which Shade of Gray?
    Governor Gray Davis worked his entire adult life to win his office. His next step: maki...
    California Journal, January 1999, pp. 10-14
  82. Wilson vs. labor
    Governor Wilson has embraced an initiative which would curtail labor's ability to raise...
    California Journal, February 1998, pp. 14-22
  83. Wilson's second term
    Four years ago, Pete Wilson talked about preventive government. The second term seems h...
    California Journal, February 1995, pp. 13-16
  84. Wilson's tax cut
    The governor is proposing to celebrate California's fragile economic recovery with a ta...
    California Journal, March 1995, pp. 9-15
  85. Women consultants
    The state is populated with highly competent women political consultants, but they're h...
    California Journal, November 1994, pp. 18-24
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