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Oct. 09, 2012
by Kim Alexander
Today is the "official" launch of California's "Vote-by-Mail" balloting period, when counties begin mailing out ballots, and ballot pamphlets to voters, and voters can request vote-by-mail ballots. I say "official" in quotes because technically it...
Sep. 28, 2012
by Thad Kousser
The latest polling on Proposition 32, which restricts political giving by both unions and corporations, is at first glance puzzling. The latest Public Policy Institute of California statewide survey finds that 54% of likely voters favor...
May. 16, 2012
by Thad Kousser
Will 2012 be the long-awaited “Year of Reform” for California government? What are the prospects for changing the form and function of our state constitution, to make government work for all Californians? What specific proposals to reform Golden...
May. 15, 2012
by Joe Mathews
I spent part of Wednesday in San Francisco and found myself driving in the vicinity of the Olympic Club, site of next month’s U.S. Open in golf. And it made me think of California political reform. Olympic is one of America’s most difficult...
May. 15, 2012
by Oliver Davies
As the November 2012 election approaches, California’s voter are considering two potentially competing initiatives that would raise taxes to continue financing state-run institutions such as education and safety services. This winter, the three...
May. 15, 2012
by Oliver Davies
In the March 2012 USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Science/Los Angeles Times Poll, voters voiced their opinion in favor of setting shorter – but more flexible – term limits on California’s legislators. Poll participants...
Oct. 14, 2010
by Vladimir Kogan
This November, voters will be asked to consider yet another constitutional amendment to restrict state discretion over the use certain tax proceeds. Advocates for Proposition 22 argue the amendment is necessary to stop "state raids" on local...
Jun. 23, 2010
by Vladimir Kogan
Political reform has a storied -- and also troubling -- history in American politics. During the first half of the 20th century, "reform" organizations formed to take on party machines that dominated many large American cities, putting in place new...
Jun. 09, 2010
by CA Choices Admin
While turnout for yesterday’s primary election was unfortunately low, government reform advocates can still celebrate the passage of Prop. 14, which will institute a top-two primary system in California. Props. 16 and 17, sponsored by PG&E and...
Jun. 08, 2010
by CA Choices Admin
Today is Election Day and across the state California voters will make their choices in various races and ballot campaigns, including Propositions 14 and 15 which would change voting and campaigns in California. You can’t change California unless...
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