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Voters deserve a gubernatorial debate that goes beyond platitudes
Voters deserve a gubernatorial debate that goes beyond platitudes

California voters' best chance of hearing anything substantive from Gov. Jerry Brown about his plans for a final term will come next week in a televised debate. Maybe he doesn't have a clue. Maybe he has only a few vague notions, which I suspect. Or maybe he doesn't dare say. We can always dream, however, of a debate that produces more than platitudes and poll-driven talking points. We can hope for an informative discussion between Brown and his underdog reelection rival, Republican former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari, about pressing state problems a governor should try to resolve in the next four years. Because, barring the unforeseen, this will be it: the...

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