With the Golden State's experiments in unapologetic liberalism providing a cautionary tale for the rest of the country — and with the emphasis on transparent government having nationwide implications — we are excited to have Autumn Carter join us as a Guest Contributor this week.
A former Editor-in-Chief of The Stanford Review, Autumn now serves as the Executive Director of California Common Sense, a non-partisan non-profit dedicated to opening government to the public, developing data-driven policy analysis, and educating citizens about how their government works. CACS's research and insistence on government transparency has recently earned them headlines for, among other things, their bracing analysis of how the city of Stockton, California drove itself to bankruptcy and their scrutiny of the state's perpetually over-budget plan for high-speed rail.
We look forward to Autumn sharing with us what Californians and non-Californians alike can learn from the wayward path chosen by the Golden State. Please welcome Autumn Carter to Ricochet.