- Ballot Measures
- Public Opinion
How Money Affects Politics
Reform measure that voters turned down in June 8, 2010 Primary Election:
Prop.15 featured a pilot project that would have provided public funding to political campaigns for the Office of the Secretary of State and removed barriers for other offices
- Information on Prop.15
General background on campaign finance reform
- Information about campaign finance reform from the California Independent Voter Network.
- Information about Prop.89 (2006), where voters rejected campaign finance reform, from the Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS).
- Information from League of Women Voters. about campaign finance reform.
Reform measures that are under discussion:
Disallow fundraisers during legislative sessions
Use objective “performance measures” to decide how resources are allocated
- The Pew Center on the States recommends measuring government performance
- The IBM Center for the Business of Government explains how performance measures can be used in government
- The Congressional Budget Office recommends using performance measures (PDF) at the federal level
Reduce the number of bills any legislator can carry
- State Treasurer Bill Lockyer’s speaks with the Joint Select Committee on Improving Government about the number of bills legislators should carry