Thursday, October 29, 2009

Con-Con Measures Submitted to Attorney General

Here they are! The first (here) gives the voters power to call a constitutional convention; the second (here) actually calls one. More analysis to follow. Here is an editorial from the Los Angeles Times on the filing, and here is the news story from the Times on the filing. More analysis to follow.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Chief Justice on California's Government

It's not just you or me calling our state government "dysfunctional." it's our Chief Justice. Here's the Los Angeles Times article.

Constitutional Conventions in New York and California

Professor Thad Kousser has this interesting article, from the Los Angeles Times, comparing New York's experience with constitutional conventions to that of California. It seems some people in New York actually like the most controversial features of California's government: limits on raising taxes, the initiative, etc.