Is California's Initiative Process Out of Control?

51 min
at 9:00 AM
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This November, California voters will be asked to decide on a whopping 17 initiatives -- and that doesn't even include local ballot measures. The deluge comes despite recent reforms aimed at streamlining the state's initiative process. We'll talk with experts about this year's bloated ballot and whether direct democracy is working for California.

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Guests:

Kim Alexander, president and founder, California Voter Foundation

Mark Baldassare, CEO, Public Policy Institute of California

Peter Schrag, journalist; author, "California: America's High-Stakes Experiment"

Steve Greenhut, western region director, R Street Institute; columnist for the American Spectator, Reason and the Orange County Register

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