Tag Archives: Term Limits

Poll: Longer Legislative Terms, Stronger Initiative System

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If a unique gathering of Californians for a weekend full of talks about government proved anything, it may be that the best chance for consensus lies in the what’s most absent in politics: substantive dialogue. On the last weekend in … Continue reading »


Notebook: Vacant Seats, Smaller Donations?

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The dog days of summer, especially in this unusual year where the Legislature finished its work on deadline and then adjourned for a month, leave a lot of time for contemplation. Hence, a Reporter’s Notebook entry that could be called … Continue reading »


Ex-Legislators: Why Go Home?

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One of the essential selling points of California’s move toward term limits for legislators two decades ago was that, by serving shorter terms, more citizen legislators would be elected who would do their time in Sacramento and go home. But … Continue reading »