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First Take: Waiting for Poizner. Runaway Meg. Reform redux.

March 11, 2010 |  6:54 am

Michael Rothfeld looks at Steve Poizner's strategy of waiting to unload his campaign arsenal on Meg Whitman.

But that hasn't stopped Team Poizner from producing cheap websites, targeting Whitman's apparent unwillingness to answer the news media's questions.

George Skelton looks at the legal skirmish over the open-primary initiative on the June ballot.

Margot Roosevelt reports on the rift between opponents of the state's greenhouse gas law.

In Sacramento today, Assembly Speaker John Perez (D-Los Angeles) and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) will join members of California Forward to push new budget and government reforms for the November ballot. The Air Resources Board will hear testimony from business groups that want to suspend the board's new diesel regulations.

In San Francisco, the Public Utilities Commission will hear a proposal to install smart meters for natural gas users in Southern California.

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-- Anthony York