Re "State, managers play budget cat-and-mouse" (Page A1, Feb. 6): I read with great disappointment that our governor, Jerry Brown, found the article boring. If someone told me about fiduciary improprieties in my administration involving some of my minions, I would react quite differently.
We, the people, were coerced into passing Proposition 30 with veiled threats involving financial cuts affecting our children. Yet, our governor seems to disregard the cavalier financial attitude of his state managers and political appointees. They manage budgets with disregard and abandon. When caught, their behavior continues with impunity.
Journalism is a great career choice, and our governor should not demean the profession by referring to their articles as boring, or to the reporter as a "clown" as he did on television Tuesday. What then, governor, would you call a state manager with a political sense of entitlement that disregards government rules and guidelines?
-- Joseph Stein, Sacramento