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Kamala Harris Goes to Washington?

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Thursday, September 25, 2014

News broke Thursday morning that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has handed in his resignation.  Holder has been a loyal member of Obama’s cabinet from day one, but now Obama must find someone just as loyal to replace him; let the speculation abound.

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Some Economic News for Both Gubernatorial Candidates to Tout

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Elections are, in a sense, a public relations battle.  Candidates often need to take the same news and spin it in the direction that best benefits their narrative and vision.  

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The State of California’s 2014 Electoral Environment

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In just three weeks, vote-by-mail ballots will begin hitting California voters’ doorsteps and just a few weeks after that November 4th will be upon us.  Nationally, the battle for the US Senate rages on and across the country, stories on competitive gubernatorial races fill local and state newspapers, but here in California, the 2014 electoral environment is quite quiet. 

California’s Primary Dilemma

Does California Need a Debate Commission?

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Earlier this week, too much fanfare, it was announced that Governor Jerry Brown and his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, will meet for this election season’s only gubernatorial debate on September 4, which also happens to be the same evening as the 2014 NFL season kick-off. 

Sacramento Spotlight: AB 1559 – Adding ALD to the Newborn Screening List

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

One could argue that a government’s core responsibility is to efficiently and effectively provide public goods to its citizens.  

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