Democracy & Elections

Down the ticket: Non-gubernatorial constitutional officer election results

An estimated 9.5 million Californians came out to vote in this week’s election, wading through two front-and-back pages of ballot choices, myriad local measures, and several tight races. Read more

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Elections, Civic Engagement, Elections

Comprehensive fiscal reform: How long can we wait?

Even with 100 "extra" days to finish their work, the Legislature and Governor fell well short of including comprehensive budget reform in the final 2010 budget. Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, Budget Reform, Elections, Fiscal Reform Plan

Alex Raksin: The Whitman and Brown debate

The notion that California is the place to “invent the American dream” may have been conjured up by real estate hucksters, but Californians largely accepted this romantic ideal during the 20th Century, thanks not only to the Mamas and the Papas and scores of other Hollywood musicians and movie-makers, but to the Progressive leaders who created a ballot initiative process that gives voters enough clout to act like a Fourth branch of government. Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Jerry Brown, Budget Reform, Budget Reform, Elections, Jerry Brown

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