Walter Russell Mead on California’s money problems ,er , and non-money problems .

  “For most states in these times, the biggest problem is finding the money to spend on essential services. But in California, the state can’t even spend money once it finds it.

The Wall Street Journal reports that, despite the $700 billion dollars allocated by Sacramento to upgrade mass transit systems in the Bay Area, people probably won’t see any improvements for ten years. While Bay Area citizens wait, red tape, NIMBY lawsuits, and bureaucratic wranglers will chew the upgrade plans to bits:”