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Jerry Brown Finally Spending Political Capital to Fix Pension Crisis: New at Reason

The California governor is starting to take on the public-sector unions he has spent his career empowering. Steven Greenhut writes: Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has more political capital than, perhaps, any modern politician has had in California. He's an iconic figure and smarter than almost anyone else in Sacramento, so he can pretty much have his way with the legislature. A lot of us have wondered, though, why—almost seven years into his latest governorship—he has been so unwilling to tap that treasure trove and spend it on something really important.
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