California's ballot-initiative process has roiled that state for 100 years. Legislators are now proposing reforms to bring it under control.
Gov. Jerry Brown proposes a balanced California budget that has something 'for everyone to hate.' A plan to shift some programs to local governments will be a tough sell.
California budget woes are legendary. This year the state budget was 100 days late. Passage of Prop. 25 seeks to avoid future such crises by dropping a crippling two-thirds vote requirement.
Conventional wisdom says tea party conservatives would vote against marijuana legalization in California. Yet Prop. 19 could test how serious tea partyers are about states' rights.
Texas oil firms are backing a ballot initiative that would repeal the state's landmark 2006 greenhouse-gas reduction law. The mayor of Los Angeles is rallying Hispanic groups against the initiative.
Under a ballot initiative approved Tuesday, a California greenhouse gas law could be suspended until unemployment numbers improve. Critics say the initiative is a veiled attempt at advancing Big Oil's agenda.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called for a special legislative session to consider reforms that include a new business tax and ending the state sales tax.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to call for a special legislative session to consider a new tax reform plan. But the overhaul faces skepticism.
The California governor has backed a package of six budget-reform propositions to save the state from the prospect of $42 billion deficits. But a poll suggests five could fail.
They'll consider six ballot measures that address budget reform and a new $8 billion shortfall.