Laura Ingraham hosted Joel Stein and Bill Whalen on what's working in California.
Whalen said that some of the positive economic data points in the state are countered by the high level of poverty. Stein said he finds Governor Jerry Brown is inspirational and has navigated the state's issues. He described him as very intelligent, somewhat of an ascetic and a great politician. Ingraham pointed out that he doesn't have much conservative competition. She stated that California is a bellwhether of how comprehensive immigration reform would play out.
Whalen said the bull market has helped California's revenue stream and that there isn't a plan for economic development. He worked for Governor Pete Wilson who invested in infrastructure, education and reduced taxes.
Stein agreed with Ingraham that a number of companies are leaving California, but that Silicon Valley is making up for these losses and Los Angeles is looking into government tax cuts. Whalen doesn't see the GOP making inroads until 2018 when Governor Brown and Senator Dianne Feinstein will be retired.