The crisis our state faces in Sacramento highlights the need for structural reform. That includes a 2-year budget, a part-time legislature, an end to legislation that costs more to pass than the recipient receives – as well as an end to term limits.

A two-year budget provides local government a consistent funding stream for it to prepare its own financial agenda for public safety, schools, libraries and parks.

In addition, a part-time legislature would enable citizen lawmakers to bring valuable professional experience to the legislative process. Term limits have created instability to the process and an inexperienced legislature that is unable to govern effectively.