This week: we analyze Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State speech and the 2014 campaign season that's now on the horizon.
2014 kicks off in California politics with Gov. Jerry Brown's budget message: prudence, dear legislators.
This week: polls offer an early snapshot on the race for governor and California's biggest issues for 2014.
Allegations grow, assumptions change -- all in a single, dramatic week in California politics.
This week: the leaked affidavit of the FBI's allegations of bribes involving a state senator, and where the political fallout may land.
This week: the end of the line for the investigation into millions of dollars in mystery campaign cash during the 2012 campaign season.
This week: the final strokes from Gov. Jerry Brown's pen as the 2013 legislative season officially ends.
This week: Gov. Jerry Brown weighs the fate of hundreds of bills before the big deadline for action, and Republicans begin to weigh their choices in the 2014 race for governor.
This week: judges offer small steps on prisons, the polls and pot, and the governor's push on job benefits and more.
This week: Gov. Jerry Brown seems eager to join the national debate with some of the legislation now sitting on his desk.
This week: our first quick glance at the big takeaways from the Legislature's 2013 session.
This week: the prison problem turns into a standoff between Democrats at the state Capitol.
This week: Gov. Jerry Brown's clash with some environmental advocates, and efforts to solve the state's prison problem without releasing inmates.
This week: things to watch as the clock ticks down before legislative recess -- from the looming prison inmate release to a state water bond, fracking, and more.
This week: the governor's job approval ratings and his pile of cash make him a formidable opponent for any would-be challengers in 2014.
As we return from our summer hiatus, a look at the special election shift in the Capitol's political dynamic, and a new round in an epic brawl that also seems to have shifted a bit since the last go-round.
This week, we chat about two big stories coming to an end: the legal debate over Prop 8 and Gov. Jerry Brown's signing of the new state budget.
Judges demand fewer prisoners, public records fight, and more in a very busy week at the Capitol.
A new state budget with very little Democratic infighting, and the continuing buzz over an FBI raid at the state Capitol.
This week: early state budget maneuvers, and a former legislative leader ponders a return to the Capitol.
A big budget week, with the race now on for a Capitol deal by mid-June.
This week: the politics of crime and punishment, from Gov. Jerry Brown's federal court filing to a would-be candidate's launch of a 2014 ballot campaign.
This week, we check in on some of 2013's first legislative deadline week fodder -- from environmental revamps to health care and beyond.
This week's podcast: Gov. Jerry Brown launches a public fight to pass his plan to reshape education funding.
This week: a Q&A between Gov. Jerry Brown and the three of us who traveled with him to China over the past nine days.
This week's podcast: on the road, and on high speed rail, with Gov. Jerry Brown in China.
A preview of Gov. Brown's trade mission to China... on which we'll be tagging along.
This week: special election maneuvers and preparing to count April tax revenues as they start to flow into Sacramento.
This week's Capitol Connection podcast takes a look at some healthy political skepticism on display over the past week.
This week: the scramble to fill empty seats in the Legislature, the state GOP's challenges, and the Obamacare battle in the state Capitol.
From Kern County to Washington, D.C. and beyond, it's been an interesting week for the political fights that lie ahead in California's near future.
This week's podcast looks at some good poll numbers for Democrats and the big bills to watch at the State Capitol in 2013.
This week: the Texas dustup, debating an oil tax, and Gov. Jerry Brown's plans to head back east.
This week: new polling on guns, the GOP response on illegal immigration, early talk on the state budget, and final numbers in 2012 campaign cash.
Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State offered both the grandiose and the granular when it comes to the political challenges that lie ahead in 2013.
Gov. Jerry Brown focused on California's colleges and universities this week -- specifically, ideas for online education and his insistence that higher education trim its fiscal sails.