State and local governments as a whole have kept spending growth in line with revenues growth and so have contained the flow of red ink. This is good news, even with all the caveats. There are, however, longer-term concerns.
Who better to find a saner and fiscally-responsible way to deliver health care than those who have pledged to save us from wasteful spending and ineffective policies? Welcome back, fiscal conservatives!
Whitman apparently hopes that voters won't connect the dots between her token opposition to Proposition 23 and her intention to achieve the same end result as Governor. It's a cynical ploy, even for a cruciferous vegetable.