A major change in the role of the federal government is
beginning, and it will have dramatic consequences for state and
Rapidly rising pension costs threaten the delivery of public services, compromise budgets and will push some cities to the brink of fiscal collapse.
State government says it is serious about job creation but kills
jobs in the private and public sectors by raiding and borrowing
local government funds. Proposition 22 offers a solution.
While public support for our ballot measure is strong, we have to
ask ourselves whether we are prepared to devote the effort,
resources and focus to this priority to ensure success in
California’s economy is in the worst shape since the Great
Depression, and the state is shutting down its only viable source
of economic development.
This year, the dysfunction in our state governance became
painfully evident as the Legislature and governor adopted budget
after budget that failed to meet the test of responsibility in
the eyes of…