June 30, 2016
June 23, 2016
Did you know that the California Democratic Party endorsed recreational marijuana this past week? State Government Reporter Ben Bradford joins us to talk about why that's significant in this week's Capitol Chat.
We'll also get updates on the Democrats' gun control sit-in in the House of Representatives. The sit-in began before noon on Wednesday and continues this morning.
Washington D.C. reporter Matt Laslo described the chamber where representatives convene as "frat-esque without the beer" because of Democrats sitting on the floor with water bottles littered everywhere.
June 16, 2016
California’s economy has been as high as 5th in world but had settled at about 8th over the past few years
This week’s news then, that California had moved back up to 6th, echoed globally.
Capital Public Radio’s Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us for this week's Capitol Chat. We'll talk about California's economy and the approval of the largest state budget in history.
May 26, 2016
Should California's Legislature be able to suspend lawmakers without pay? That's what Proposition 50 would allow if passed by voters on June 7th.
The proposition was developed in the wake of numerous scandals last year that found the legislature unable to force three suspended legislators to forfeit their salaries and benefits.
Today on Insight, Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us for Capitol Chat to explain how Proposition 50 would work. Plus, a new PPIC poll - embargoed until 9 pm 5/25 - finds Hillary Clinton leading Bernie Sanders in the Democratic race for president, but the margin is much smaller than a poll released earlier this week.
May 20, 2016
Presidential candidates continue to campaign before California’s June primary and state lawmakers continue to move legislation through to the Governor. Capital Public Radio’s Ben Bradford updates us on the state government news in this week’s Capitol Chat.
May 12, 2016
Capital Public Radio’s Ben Adler joins Insight for Capitol Chat. He'll discuss Donald Trump’s delegates and other news from the state capitol.
May 6, 2016
For this week’s Capitol Chat, we check in with POLITICO’s Carla Marinucci to talk about Gov. Jerry Brown signing several tobacco regulation bills, the parole initiative before the California Supreme Court, a coalition campaign to legalize marijuana and more political news in California.
April 29, 2016
April 21, 2016
April 15, 2016
Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins Insight for this week's Capitol Chat segment. The conversation will be centered on the recent court ruling around teacher tenure and California's new expanded paid family leave law.
There'll also be a discussion about the presidential election following Cruz's campaign in California and Trump picking a California state director with less than a month to go before mail ballots go out.