Term limit turmoil

What exactly will Proposition 93 do to term limits in the legislature? Why would people want to place further restrictions on whom they can vote for? Can we do term limits without redistricting? All this week, Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner and former Controller Steve Westly debate.

  • Terminating terms

    Why does the focus on easing term limits often involve only legislators? Why shouldn’t the governor or insurance commissioner get more than eight years in office? Steve Westly and Steve Poizner conclude their debate on term limits and Proposition 93.

  • Half-baked reform?

    How important is it — if at all — that redistricting reform accompanies any easing of term limits? Why didn’t such reform happen this time even though it was promised? Steve Poizner and Steve Westly continue their debate on term limits and Proposition 93.

  • An anti-choice law?

    Why shouldn't the public be allowed to vote for whomever it wants, for as long as it wants? Why do most Californians favor a restriction on their rights as voters? Steve Westly and Steve Poizner continue their debate on term limits and Proposition 93.

  • The Sacramento shuffle

    California’s term limits have been in full effect since 1998. Have they broken career politicians’ power monopoly in Sacramento or just sped up the game of political musical chairs? Steve Poizner and Steve Westly continue their debate on term limits and Proposition 93.

  • Term-limits turmoil

    Term limits are supposed to prevent legislators from amassing too much power. Does allowing lawmakers to spend more time in one house of the Legislature - which Proposition 93 would do - conform to the spirit of term limits? All week, Steve Westly and Steve Poizner debate term limits and...

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