January 28, 2018 Sally C. Pipes San Jose Mercury News and East Bay Times A civil war is brewing within California's Democratic party. Progressives - led by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the frontrunner for governor, and the politically powerful California Nurses Association - plan to fight for a single-payer healthcare system this year.
PRI's coverage of California's poverty problem through various op-eds and a policy brief have drawn considerable attention. Most of it has been positive, but one California writer for the hard-left Mother Jones claimed that despite the point we made, "California is doing just fine, thank you very much."