McGurn: Jerry Brown vs. Chris Christie - WSJ.com: "More states are realizing that the road to fiscal hell is paved with progressive intentions. . . On public-employee unions, Mr. Brown can talk a good game—at Monday's press conference, he announced a 5% pay cut for state workers, and he has proposed pension reform. Yet for all his pull with unions (the last time he was governor, he gave California's public-sector unions collective-bargaining rights), Gov. Brown, a Democrat, has not been able to accomplish what Republican Gov. Christie (New Jersey) has: persuade a Democratic legislature to require government workers to kick in more for their health care and pensions. . . . "
California: the chickens are coming home to roost!