Editorial: Outdated state boards need to retire gracefully
Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing this year to eliminate the California Commission on the Status of Women. As he said in last year's budget message, the commission's "statutory goals are worthy," but given the state's restrained resources, "this reduction reflects the need for government to focus on its core functions."
Brown has it right. The commission does good work but as the state contemplates another round of truly draconian cuts – eliminating three weeks of the school year, for example – there are numerous commissions and boards the state can not longer afford. At up to $465,000 a year, the Commission on the Status of Women is one of them.