PRODUCTIVE LEGISLATIVE SESSION?

One political reporter has declared the Legislative Session a success, citing the following “accomplishments” by the Legislature:

“(1) It delivered on an overhaul of public-employee pensions.”

“(2) It revamped the $16 billion workers’ compensation insurance program to squeeze out enough waste to provide a significant boost in benefits to injured workers, reduce premiums for employers and, quite likely, avert a once-every-decade crisis of runaway costs.”

“(3) It took the first step toward creating what could become the most important program to address looming poverty among the elderly since Social Security, perhaps helping to re-establish the California Legislature’s historic role as a national leader in the development of visionary public policy.”

What do you think? Do these last minute bills make a two-year session that saw 5,000 measures introduced a success? Click here to read the full story.

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