Friday, March 24, 2017

“Come down from Trump Tower” not likely to inspire approval for emergency and infrastructure funding.

California Governor Jerry Brown has adopted an interesting approach to requesting fiscal assistance from President Donald Trump.

Legal Insurrection readers will recall that our governor formally requested emergency funding for the storm damage that occurred in the state, which included deterioration of the Oroville Dam that led to a public evacuation of the surrounding area. Brown is also struggling to find monies for his legacy project, the California high speed train, after the Trump administration halted a grant slated for its construction.

Brown traveled to Washington, a address these matters directly with various members of the Trump administration. A sensible approach to take in this sitation might have been to politely focus on areas of agreement with the President.

However, since this is Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown, nonsense was the order of the day...