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    Brown Allies Gear Plan To Change California Constitution

    http://www.sacbee.com/2010/11/14/318...-be-right.html


    Separately, a second hedge fund billionaire, Nicholas Berggruen, has pledged to spend $20 million on a variety of efforts to overhaul California's dysfunctional government.

    Berggruen is an unusual character, who doesn't own a home, preferring to stay in luxury hotels. The French-born globe-trotting "homeless billionaire" takes an interest in the operations of governments worldwide and has a special fascination with their constitutions.



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    And a second article today:


    Part of the group's mission is to put reform-oriented measures on the ballot that look beyond the state's immediate budgetary woes, either through the Legislature or the initiative process.

    "The reason why California has issues today is not just because the economy is bad. It is structural... so we wanted to make sure we address short-term and long-term issues," Berggruen said.



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