While it doesn’t rank with the feats of Moses, Gov. Jerry Brown performed a near-miracle Thursday by proposing a budget that both Democrats and Republicans generally praised.
True, it is sometimes dangerous when both parties agree. (Remember electricity deregulation?) But there’s a fair amount of consensus that California must make education a priority while being prudent about most other spending. Brown’s budget does that, even to the disappointment of members of his own party who want the state to invest more in social programs.