California's Next Governor: What Should the Agenda Be?
Whoever wins the November election, California's next governor will take over a state with chronic budget deficits, immense policy challenges, and a system of governance that many view as broken. What should the new governor do? Tackle the budget deficits by cutting spending or raising taxes? Try to create a more stable revenue stream? Change term limits? Abolish the two-thirds vote requirement for the budget? Pursue other reforms?
We examined the options that faced the winner of one of the toughest political jobs in America.