The state continues work on a massive computer system to unite its vast galaxy of financial data. The 6-month-old Government Operations Agency aims to reinvent the bureaucracy. CalPERS is in the middle of a massive audit of its health insurance rolls to weed out anyone who shouldn’t be on them.
Other scribes might predict how those stories will turn out in 2014, but this column dares run counter to convention. Herewith, our 100-percent guaranteed-accurate predictions – for the year that just expired:A new state law rule against part of a 2012 voter-approved San Jose measure ban the “additional appointments.”
Create a crisis, then solve it. Brilliant. Almost as brilliant as forecasting the events of 2013 after they’ve happened.