Monday, November 03, 2008

Big Idea: More Referenda, Fewer Initiatives

I lay out a plan to improve California politics -- specifically its initaitive politics -- in Sunday's Sacramento Bee. The idea boils down to making it easier to qualify referenda -- measures reversing an act of the legislature -- for the ballot and harder to qualify or pass initiatives -- which allow voters to circumvent the legislature entirely. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

The piece ran as part of a regular Sunday feature called The Conversation. So please be sure to check out the three pieces responding to my idea. It'd also be wonderful if you would like to contribute your own comments on the site.


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