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CA Legislators Trying To Overhaul Initiative Process

Aired 8/31/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.

The number and frequency of state ballot initiatives is becoming a issue among some politicians in Sacramento. There are several initiative reforms being considered by state legislators.

Leaving a supermarket in San Diego can be a mad dash to avoid people with clipboards or makeshift desks asking for a moment of your time. Or maybe, you enjoy hearing the reasons that people are asking for your signature and your support on a political initiative. Either way, the number and frequency of state ballot initiatives is becoming a issue in Sacramento. And there are several initiative reforms being considered by state legislators.

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Above: Petition Signing

Here to talk about the measures being drafted is my guest Thad Kousser, UCSD political scientist. He specializes in California politics and state legislatures.

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Thad Kousser, Professor of Political Science, UCSD

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