Vladimir Kogan's Blog

Oct. 14, 2010
by Vladimir Kogan

This November, voters will be asked to consider yet another constitutional amendment to restrict state discretion over the use certain tax proceeds. Advocates for Proposition 22 argue the amendment is necessary to stop "state raids" on local...

Jun. 23, 2010
by Vladimir Kogan

Political reform has a storied -- and also troubling -- history in American politics. During the first half of the 20th century, "reform" organizations formed to take on party machines that dominated many large American cities, putting in place...

May. 26, 2010
by Vladimir Kogan

(a) California's budget process has become crippled by a complex entanglement of constraints that interfere with an orderly and comprehensive consideration of all fiscal matters. ...

(b) The legislative process has at times...

Feb. 28, 2010
by Vladimir Kogan

In recent months, government reformers in the Golden State have set their sights on two striking trends: The first is increased partisan polarization in Sacramento — marked by the...

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