"A state does not come to face a $20.7 billion dollar operating deficit because of honest budgeting miscalculations. No: A shortfall of that magnitude arises only from consistent, structural spending inefficiencies—inefficiencies built up over years, with tacit sanction from a political system unwilling to address them. And such inefficiencies are exactly what we find across the structure of the California state government. Here are California’s five most expensive systemic problems . . ."