Tag Archives: Governing CA

Untangling The Local-State Knot

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Talk to enough veterans of the world of California government and you come to realize that one key element in ‘fixing’ what ails the state may be trying to untangle the complicated, and often dysfunctional, relationship between cities and counties … Continue reading »


Money (Not) In The Bank

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As we wait for yet another state budget impasse to be resolved, there’s one sure bet: the final deal will include assumptions about money that never materialize. Why is it a sure bet? Because they’ve been used in just about … Continue reading »


Reform: To Look Forward, Look Back

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Fixing what’s broken with government in California is very much in vogue these days. And while consensus may not yet exist on what should be fixed and how, here’s something undeniable: it’s been tried before, and the results sometimes might … Continue reading »