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  • : What happened to the Golden State?

    02/25/2013 6:45:43 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 61 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 24, 2013 | Conn Carroll
    California is no longer a model that other states want to or should emulate. It currently has the nation's third highest unemployment rate, its highest poverty rate and more than one-third of the nation's welfare recipients. To make a long story short, the same political constituencies that have made Brown's Democratic Party invincible at the ballot box have also made the state unable to compete economically. These unions also make it impossible to improve how government services are delivered to taxpayers. As a result, while California once had the most admired education system in the nation, it now ranks near...