A Manageable Improvement to the State Initiative Process?

Ashley Trim and Brian Stewart
Ashley Trim, Executive Director, Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership and Brian Stewart, Pepperdine School of Public Policy, MPP Candidate ’17.

Californians have a love-hate relationship with the Initiative process. Recent surveys by PPIC show that two-thirds of voters are satisfied with the initiative process even though a majority think that special interests have too much control and an even larger majority think the wording of initiatives is “often too complicated and confusing.” Which begs the question: is […]

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