Los Angeles Times, 9/24/10

Re “One furlough too far, 9/21/10”:

Not surprisingly, this Op-Ed article conveniently failed to mention the billions that already could have been saved had the Legislature agreed to the pension and compensation proposals issued in January by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Every day those reforms are delayed sends millions of dollars to public employees and away from higher education, public safety, job training and other programs of benefit to the private sector workers who provide all of the revenue to the state.

At some point, the Legislature must choose to represent the millions of private sector workers in California.

David Crane, Sacramento
The writer is special advisor to the governor for jobs and economic growth.