Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • Albert B. Franklin

    However, the one thing he said that he would do, he has never even come close to even trying to tackle, and that’s the State’s budget fix. We will neither see an Austrian, Eastern Europe nor, a Japanese governor Buckwheat solving the budget problem in California.

    You can take that to the bank. All his campaigning to fix the debt, was nothing more than an inventive trap to get him elected into office and be accepted by Democrats, while claiming to fight the Republicans’ cause.