The sale of part of SCIF may really be on. That’s the word today.
Times are bad for the state budget. But dismembering-or crippling-SCIF is a terrible idea, even if it’s in the laudatory service of saving some other worthy state programs.
Kudos to J. Dale Debber for uncovering the story. It’s a must read, and here’s a link to his investigatory piece in the Workers’ Comp Executive:
While I don’t have independent confirmation of the alleged events as related by Debber, I suspect his analysis is accurate.
These are the players in Debber’s piece, for those who want to put a face on the palace intrigue:
Susan Kennedy, Schwarzenegger Chief of Staff and “Democrat” insider:
Cynthia Bryant, Director of Office of Planning and Research:
http://www.opr.ca.gov/index.php?a=about … ryant.html
Bryant was one of the lead negotiators for the Governor at the time of passage of the 2004 SB 899 reforms.
I’d love to post more information about this story as it unfolds. Readers who have more information can send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Category: Political developments