PPIC's At Issue series focuses on issues important for California now and in the future. In this issue, PPIC research fellow Eric McGhee discusses three charges often brought against the California LegislatureŚloss of competence, increasing partisan gridlock, and declining efficiencyŚand three types of reform aimed at addressing those shortcomings: relaxing term limits, transferring redistricting from the legislature to an independent commission, and reducing the supermajority requirement for the budget. He also offers some recommendations for policy design and briefly discusses alternative reforms.
PPIC Statement On Proposition 93
Four senior statesmen and legislative veterans discussed the need for political reform...
Adapting to Term Limits: Recent Experiences and New Directions
California Voter and Party Profiles
Redistricting and Legislative Partisanship
PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government