Editorial: First 5’s Lawsuit Illustrates Budget Challenges
A Los Angeles Times editorial states that three county First 5 commissions "may well prevail" in a lawsuit that they filed this week over Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) plan to divert funding from Proposition 10 to Medicaid children's services. The editorial continues that the lawsuit "is a good illustration of how ballot-box budgeting makes it harder for lawmakers to set priorities and decide how best to meet their constituents' many needs."
- "Difficult Budget Choices That Impact Children's Programs" (Los Angeles Times, 4/7).