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California Tames Its Direct Democracy

Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

Addressing concerns about the growing influence of special interests on California's initiative process and the decline of voter participation, Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed legislation that strengthens legislative and public oversight of ballot measures and increases transparency within a century-old process that has been stubbornly resistant to change.

First Time Since 1986 That CA Legislators Passed Budget On Time

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Matt Drange | Posted 08.16.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Matt Drange California lawmakers raced up to the deadline Wednesday to send a budget proposal...