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Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Prop. 31: Two-Year Budget Cycle


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California's state Capitol building in Sacramento.
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California's state Capitol building in Sacramento.

Supporters of Proposition 31 say the measure would provide badly needed reform and transparency to Sacramento. It would switch California to a two-year budget cycle, require performance reviews of state programs and limit certain expenditures over $25 million. But critics say that Prop. 31 is poorly drafted, will waste taxpayers' money and create new layers of bureaucracy. Do you think state government needs to be reformed? And is this the right approach?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • James Mayer, executive director of California Forward, a bipartisan public interest effort to bolster democracy and improve the performance of government in California
  • Tom Adams, board emeritus and former president of the California League of Conservation Voters

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