After nearly four years in this space, California Insider now moves over to Capitol Alert, the Bee's subscription-based news and analysis site for anyone interested in what's going on in the Capitol. You can find my blog here.
Capitol Alert will feature not only my weblog but plenty of other exclusive journalism that does not appear either in the print or online versions of the Sacramento Bee. The site hosts the work of Shane Goldmacher on the Capitol beat, a daily calendar of events (including political fundraisers), a round-up of news and opinion from around the state, and contributions from Bee columnists Dan Walters and Steve Wiegand. Subscribers also get early access to the Bee's news and commentary at 8 p.m. each night, before it is posted on SacBee.com and long before it appears in print.
Thanks for reading. Hope to see you there!
PS. The archive of my blog from its origin until its last day will remain available free at this location.
Also, you can still read my three columns a week for free at the Bee's opinion page.
Posted by dweintraub at 2:52 PM
The era of small government is apparently over. A Democrat and a Republican have each introduced bills to add a new agency to the governor's circle of advisers. Assemblyman Richard Alarcon, a Democrat from the San Fernando Valley, wants a Sectretary for Poverty (shouldn't that be a Secretary Against Poverty?). And Republican Assemblyman Keven Jeffries of Riverside County wants an Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in the governor's office.
Posted by dweintraub at 2:17 PM
Contra Costa Times editor Daniel Borenstein, the paper's former political columnist, is in the middle of a multi-part, first-person series on his battle with cancer. You can read it here.
Posted by dweintraub at 2:06 PM