Brief California's Initiative Turns 100: What's the Single Best Thing We Can Do to Improve the Initiative Process? Make it harder.
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This year marks the 100th Anniversary of California's initiative process. In 1911, California famously adopted the direct initiative process and ballot box decision-making has become almost as synonymous with the Golden State as beaches, hi-tech innovation, and Hollywood. While 75% of voters in California still see direct initiatives as a good thing, a similar percentage thinks it could use some tweaking. In honor of the anniversary, Zocalo Public Square garnered commentary on the initiative process.
Research Areas Taxes and budgets
Tags State and local tax issues
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center