Gov. Brown started of 2012 by saying “I am going directly to the voters because I don’t want to get bogged down in partisan gridlock.” He did, and voters passed the first broad scale tax increase in memory. In addition, the state’s economic recovery and prior budget cuts combined to bring a possible end to a decade of acute state budget challenges.
What were the major accomplishments at eh State Capitol in 2012? What were the important takeaways from the 2012 election? What is likely to be on the political agenda for the Governor and legislature in 2013?
John Myers, Political Editor for News 10 in Sacramento and Dan Walter, political columnist for the Sacramento Bee answer these question and more on this episode of the Maddy Report.
Commentary provided by Bill McEwan, columnist for the Fresno Bee; Paul Hurley, former Editorial Page editor with the Visalia Times Delta; and Prof. Nathan Monroe, Director of Undergraduate Program in Political Science at UC Merced.
ORIGINAL AIR DATE: JANUARY 23, 2013