Topic: Jim Mayer
Known for gridlock and dysfunction, California has the most competitive elections, according to a new survey. It's the result of state political reforms that are now taking effect.
A Republican member of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors wants his county and 12 others to secede from California and form the 51st state. His colleagues gave him an unenthusiastic go ahead Tuesday to explore the idea.
07/12/2011 08:32 pm
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.
11/05/2010 06:08 pm
California voters are unhappy with the state government but in no mood to approve reforms that would improve its performance, a new poll finds.
11/10/2009 12:00 am
As it has slid, the state's citizens have begun to focus on its core dysfunctions.
02/23/2009 12:00 am
Amid the state's budget woes, a bipartisan initiative looks for structural solutions.
01/20/2009 12:00 am