EDITORIAL: How is knowing state debt totals bad for California voters?

Governor Jerry Brown has identified the state’s mounting debt as a serious constraint on new spending, but government employee unions prefer available revenues be directed toward pay increases, writes the Los Angeles Daily News.  A desire by government unions to keep the public uninformed about the debt crisis played a main role in the defeat of a recent bill that would have required disclosure of the state’s assets and liabilities on voters’ ballot pamphlets.

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