By Evan Halper and Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times
November 7, 2010
Reporting from Sacramento —
Surviving the bruising campaign in which a billionaire opponent spared no expense to convince Californians that he was a failure, a union puppet and a has-been was nothing compared to what governor-elect Jerry Brown is up against now: trying to restore some sheen to the Golden State.
Brown’s election has not been greeted in the business world with the applause that came with the recall election that swept a Hollywood action hero into office seven years ago. The state was at the financial precipice then too, but there was a sense that radical change was afoot and that California’s grandeur could be restored.
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