Forget the Credit — Do The Right Thing

Philosophically, Republicans in the California Legislature are correct in their view of the state’s failure to properly fund developmental services in the 2015-16 budget.

It was a cynical move by Gov. Jerry Brown and the majority Democrats in the Legislature to leave that funding flat, even though there was ample revenue to give developmental services the immediate 10 percent funding boost that is desperately needed after years of budgetary neglect. Instead, Democrats allocated money to their major supporters and causes, and stiffed those with developmental disabilities — kicking the problem into a special session of the Legislature. Read more.