The Washington Monument Syndrome is alive and well in California. As budgets tighten up, government agencies cut back on services. This is especially true for law enforcement, which manages to have the resources to give out those Nanny State tickets for bicycling without helmets. Don't expect them to come to the rescue for more serious crimes though. Here is my Orange County Register column from Sunday about the latest wrinkle on this situation.
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- Fracking great solution to California pension woes
- Firefighters edge out cashiers for job danger
- Do unions give members their money's worth?
- Public sector unions and the fiscal cliff
- Michigan introduces right-to-work legislation
- NJ tells towns, school districts to start sharing costs
- Voting on the right to privatize
- What explains California's wimpy business leaders?
- Tough nerd gets no love
- The GOP and the cities
- Charter cities could lead the way to reform
- They can't be serious
- Another sign of California public sector excess: nearly six-figure meter maids
- Competence is a more appropriate standard for public servants than excellence
- Judge rebukes unions' attack on voting rights