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Ben Adler

Recent Stories by Ben Adler

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Antonio Villaraigosa Says 'The Economy's Not Working For Too Many People'

June 4
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa is campaigning as a pro-business progressive who will work to "restore the luster of the California Dream."

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John Cox Aims To 'Clean Out The Barn'

June 4
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Republican John Cox wants to "clean out the barn" in Sacramento, just as President Trump campaigned to "drain the swamp" in Washington.

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John Chiang Is The 'No-Drama' Candidate

June 4
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Democrat John Chiang believes he can strike a sweet spot in California politics: a political progressive who's fiscally prudent.

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Travis Allen Wants To 'Take Back California'

June 4
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Republican Travis Allen is hoping — heck, he’s confident — that he can channel Trump and "take back California."

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Delaine Eastin Says She Has 'Brass Backbone'

June 4
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Democrat Delaine Eastin says she’s the only candidate to "not just go along and get along" at the state Capitol.

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Gavin Newsom Says He Has 'Courage For A Change'

June 4
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Democrat Gavin Newsom is hoping grassroots energy for progressive goals such as single-payer health care will propel him to the governor's mansion.

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Recall Provision In California Budget Seeks To Save Dems' Supermajority

June 19, 2017
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

California lawmakers have approved a state budget deal with a provision that has Republicans accusing Democrats of trying to steal an election. It would create new rules for recall elections – and it’s written in a way that would delay a current bid to recall a Democratic state senator until next June’s primary.

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Brown: 'Grossly Hypocritical' To Oppose Oil Production In California

June 12, 2017
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Jerry Brown’s trip to China earned him wall-to-wall media coverage — internationally and here at home.

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Advocates Seek First Increase To California After-School Funding In Decade

May 17, 2017
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Backers of California after-school programs are pushing hard for their first state funding increase in a decade, even as the Trump administration has called for cutting federal funding.

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Report: California Does Not Know If Its Business Tax Breaks Work

May 8, 2017
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

California does a poor job tracking the impact of billions of dollars in tax breaks and credits it provides to businesses each year, according to a new national study.

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