Skip to comments.CA: New report proposes sweeping overhaul of state government (CPR document released)
Posted on 07/30/2004 1:13:21 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Great,, but this is not the end game, by any means.
Dont't forget pension benefits reform, legislative redistricting, entitlement programs, infrastructure, etc still remain as areas that need much work as well...
The timing of this release suggests that Arnold knew the Stalinists in the Legislature will be screaming bloody murder -- so much so that they even might have tried to hold up the budget, had they seen the contents a few days earlier, to try to force Arnold to agree not to dare to implement the report's recommendation.
Time for hitherto girly-man Arnold to start being Conan for once, and maybe this is just the catalyst he needs.
The California Performance Review's report on reforming and revitalizing state government will be delivered to Governor Schwarzenegger as soon as the Legislature passes this year's budget act. As CPR Co-Executive Director, Chon Gutierrez, explained, "Releasing this report before this year's budget is adopted by the Legislature would be premature and only raises the potential for our recommendations to be a needless distraction from the current budget discussion." Please be assured that as soon as the budget process is completed and the report has been delivered to the Governor, it will be posted online for public review.
Altho bits or hints were leaked the last few weeks on some of the proposed package.
Uhh, that was a charade. These CA changes sound real.
While Californians, especially in the urban areas are diehard dem's, I don't think they have a great love for state government in an aboslute sense. I could see a campaign to push the changes as the only alternative available at the funding levels the legislature is willing and legally allowed to authorize.
"Because no matter what happens there will be Democrat majorities in the Assembly and in the Senate
and even if the governor was elected God, he couldn't change that.' -- Democratic Senate President Pro Tem John Burton
Battle For Redistricting Heating Up!
The recent budget debacle has made it clear, just recalling the governor was not enough! More changes are needed to clear political gridlock in California.
Petitions are now circulating. Register now to receive your copy and help clear the way for real change in California.
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Seems like Arnold is performing as promised. His first step was to stop the bleeding and buy him some time, which he has done. Now he has to chop.
I think something like this plan would be very likely to pass as an initiative with Arnold promoting it. So he has real teeth with which to fight the legislature. We may be a Democratic state, but I think even Democrats understand that our government delivers lousy results at very high tax rates.
In short, looks promising. Let's see what he does with it.
It is certainly the equivalent of a 10.5 quake.. 1/3 of the state workers? over 100 agencies, boards, commissions, poof.. for starters.. wowie doo, indeed!
Let's hope this continues and we can hang a new sign up over the Public Feeding Trough ..
F. IsCal Sanity
More details needed on this..
some snips follow..
In the most intimate of ways, the plan would influence how Californians live their lives. It would change the cutoff date for entering kindergarten; the method in which people answer questions on driver's license exams; the size of jackpots collected by lottery winners; and the procedures for officially complaining about a bad haircut.
Many of the thousands of proposed changes aim to make government more manageable to logically organize a state bureaucracy that now relies on hundreds of agencies, departments, divisions, boards and commissions, many with duplicative or overlapping jurisdictions.
Schwarzenegger has created a 21-person commission that will hold five public hearings on the report throughout the state in August and September. The proposed government reorganization will go to the Little Hoover Commission, which will make recommendations to Schwarzenegger and the Legislature. The governor is expected to send a final version of the plan to the Legislature next year.
"In order for it to get the green light from the Legislature, it's got to be close to perfect," Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez (D-Los Angeles) said. "And if it isn't, I think it's going to run into a lot of problems."
Agreed. Arnold has to outflank the Frisco, West L.A. and Mexican socialists in the legislature. Reforms that are good for California will be bad for that bunch of "Girlie Men" (and Dyke broads).
Abolishing county level boards of education in favor of more centralization at the state level would make things worse. The real problem with education is not enough local control as it is. The only way education will ever improve is to empower the schools on the local level and encouraging hands on involvement of parents. The current system lacks local control and parent involvement and actually hates it when parents do get involved. The only level they want a parent involved is through the PTSA which is basically a tool of the teacher's unions.
The real problem is that government monopoly in the licensing and regulation business is simply too much power.
Check this out. (***Posse Ping***)
Fabian, you moron! That's what the executive branch does...Run state programs!
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