Non-blogging Advised by Wolves writes:

California’s Prop. 31 is a regionalist program to raid the suburbs and transfer that wealth to failed cities. Failed cities will not be required to reform, they can depend on new funding from the suburbs.

The beginnings of this idea is also taking hold in Tennessee with the Memphis Independent School District declaring failure in order to require the County to step in and take over in accordance with State Law. Bartlett, as an organized municipality, is withdrawing from the County School District and establishing an ISD of their own. If the regionalists get their way, Bartlett will be suborned by Memphis. Now there is a nightmare.

Exactly.