California's ballot-initiative process has roiled that state for 100 years. Legislators are now proposing reforms to bring it under control.
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.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called for a special legislative session to consider reforms that include a new business tax and ending the state sales tax.
They'll consider six ballot measures that address budget reform and a new $8 billion shortfall.