Human Needs of Developmental Community More Important than Numbers

Welcoming Special Olympics athletes to a special ceremony Monday at the state Capitol, Gov. Jerry Brown called the competition “one of the ways that people of profound differences can find their common humanity.”
We know how Brown, a former Jesuit seminarian, can give substance to that soaring rhetoric about common humanity: He can grant the immediate 10 percent funding hike for developmental services for which the Lanterman Coalition, a bipartisan majority of members of the state Legislature, and this editorial board have been arguing these past several months. Read more.