Gov. Jerry Brown: Courts must let California slash its public-sector pensions
Man, 1975 was a loooong time ago, and suffice it to say that Brown didn’t really deliver on libertarianism during his first stint as governor. Or in his second, either, where he has increased spending and became obsessed with a truly useless, criminally expensive high-speed rail project whose only contribution to humanity so far has been to inspire the second season of HBO’s True Detective. His second term ends in a year and because of term limits, he can’t run again. As he exits, Steve Greenhut noted last month in these pages, “Brown is taking on the public-sector unions he has spent his career empowering.” Finally.