Want to see why California state government is such a nightmare? Here you go.
The contemporary state budget is a shell game. It's worse than street three-card monte. If only because it blatently violates the California Constitution, in addition to its inherent dishonesty and horrible consequences.
That the Governor(s) and Legislature have gone along with stuff like this is embarrassing. Truly.
But, as one might expect, the judiciary isn't going to solve the problem. Separation of powers and all.
Oh well. Let's just watch as the state runs itself into the ground. It's not like this concerns anything important. Like the education of our nation's youth.