If the recall campaign did one positive thing, it focused California's attention on state government. Now there's a new opportunity for reforms that would enable state and local governments to deal effectively with a rapidly changing state.
Schwarzenegger, introduced to Capitol's gridlock, shouldn't be dissuaded in his effort for a budget compromise
The "politics as usual" scorn aimed at Sacramento this week, emphasized by a downgrade of California's investment quality, appears to be moving the boulder of partisan stubbornness. Legislators and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to bargaining Wednesday. They were reportedly closing in on a...