Sunday, March 13, 2005

Springtime In The Capitol

Nothing says "spring has sprung" like the return of that "time-honored Capitol deal-making process - proposals, followed by acrimony and threatened deadlines, followed by serious talks."

Sigh, how we do miss this time of year in The Building.

The Chron reports signs of the guv and legislature moving to talk turkey on various reform efforts even as the first "Citizens to Save California" ads ("come on, sign the petition! Arnold wants you to! You know you want to!") air. This may be a first - though I welcome evidence to the contrary. Commercials advocating support or opposition for ballot measures are nothing new - but ads to get the process to the point where support and opposition can start running support and opposition ads? Yeah, we're dizzy too.

I only hope Californians read what they're signing.

Last week's NorCal heatwave is just an inkling of what's to come. It's going to be a long, hot summer.

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