CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2011 |
Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday had a taste of the forces he is up against as he tries to sell his budget plan. Dozens of anti-tax activists gathered near the Capitol to mobilize against him. Legislators staked out partisan ground, as the state Senate leader punished his only Republican committee chairman for calling California's deficit a Democratic problem. And some Democrats complained that the taxes Brown has proposed are not enough. The governor is scrambling to line up bipartisan support for his plan, which includes asking voters to prolong $9 billion in expiring annual income, sales and vehicle tax increases.
July 19, 1991 |
A cable TV special, "The Josephine Baker Story," dramatized the new challenge to the networks when it almost upstaged leading vote-getters "Cheers," "L.A. Law" and "Murphy Brown" in prime-time Emmy nominations announced Thursday. HBO's story of Baker, the flamboyant and controversial American entertainer who dazzled Paris in the 1920s, earned 12 nominations. NBC's "Cheers" and "L.A. Law" and CBS' "Murphy Brown" were only one ahead with 13.