Gov. Jerry Brown has his own plans for fixing the budget. Photo by Neon Tommy/Creative Commons.
The party line says California Forward is sailing steadily towards approval of its bipartisan reform agenda for repairing state government, either with a ballot initiative or through a legislative substitute that would satisfy critics on the left and right.
Behind the scenes, however, the group is as broken as the system it proposes to fix.
California Forward last week submitted its signatures for a six-part reform measure on the November ballot. But the proposal, as it stands, is a dead duck: it contains two elements that are toxic to key players. These are what are known as the “pay-go” and “community action plans” provisions.
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