The state Legislative Analyst's Office wasn't the most diplomatic, perhaps, when in a February report on Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal for higher education, it suggested a number of shortcomings in Brown's plan to measure performance at public colleges and universities.
Among the subheads in the report: "Key Details Lacking."
On Friday, the Democratic governor vetoed legislation that would have established statewide goals to guide budget and policy decisions regarding postsecondary education, and in his veto message he had some choice words for the LAO.
The legislation, by state Sen. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, would have required goals to be developed with the assistance of a working group convened by the nonpartisan analyst's office.
"Questions about who should measure, what to measure and how to measure what is learned in college," Brown wrote, "are way too important to be delegated to the Legislative Analyst."
The Legislative Black Caucus is helping Democratic Rep. Laura Richardson tonight in her bid to beat fellow Democratic Rep. Janice Hahn in a Los Angeles-area House race. The 5 p.m. fundraiser is at the California arm of the NAACP's K Street office suite. The race is one of more than two dozen in which voters will pick between two members of the same party.
Torey Van Oot
"Neither public employees nor their unions forced governments to underfund promises."
DAVID CRANE, a public policy lecturer and former adviser to then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, arguing that politicians and pension fund boards - not workers - bear the responsibility for rapidly rising government pension costs
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