Jerry Brown and crossing party lines to save California

When Jerry Brown became governor of California in 2011 he disappeared from public view for six months, spending much time talking to Republicans, crossing party lines in an attempt to work out a grand deal on the California budget. It didn’t work.

The chasm is too great and the two sides are still very far apart. Meanwhile, the budget crisis worsens. California is billions short of what it needs to balance its budget.