California Legislature’s new era may mean more productive Capitol

“It’s the end of an era for California’s much-maligned Legislature, thankfully, and the beginning of a more promising future.

The lawmakers’ core problems — polarization, paralysis — have had less to do with the politicians themselves than the system in which they’ve been elected and been operating.

That system effectively ceased Friday night when the gavel fell on the Legislature’s two-year session.” (Los Angeles Times, September 2, 2012). Read it here.