Incoming California Governor Jerry Brown has gotten a look at the state budget and concluded that "We've been living in fantasy land. It is much worse than I thought. I'm shocked."Jerry Brown and Captain Louis Renault.
The question is, is the kind of action a state might take with regard to a municipality, say Lowell, or Lawrence or Springfield, allowable under the US Constitution's Guarantee Clause:
"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government."So, can the US Congress force California (or New York), in return for a bailout, into a kind of receivership, with someone or some board in charge of the State and its actions? And even if it can, should it?
Regards — Cliff