Calif. Comeback: Jerry Brown Leads a Turnaround

By Lou Cannon - June 25, 2013

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The Golden State has long been dismissed as a paradise lost. The end of the Cold War and subsequent implosion of the military-fueled aerospace industry in the 1990s sent California on a downward spiral. The state struggled through three economic downturns in two decades, each time emerging with weaker infrastructure and higher debt. A dysfunctional state government in Sacramento ignored...

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