Tracy Westen

Center for Governmental Studies

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Vice Chairman and CEO of the Center for Governmental Studies, a nonprofit research organization that looks at ethics and campaign financing; Adjunct Professor of Communications at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California

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For 28 years, the  Center for Governmental Studies  has been examining how public policy is made in California and how it can be made more democratic, with a small "d."  Since the…

Center for Governmental Studies Closes

For 28 years, the Center for Governmental Studies has been examining how public policy is made in California and how it can be made more democratic, with a small "d."  Since the…

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Term limits were enacted in 1990 to rid California of so-called "career politicians" and replace them with "citizen legislators," who would serve relatively briefly in elected…

Term Limits and Musical Chairs

Term limits were enacted in 1990 to rid California of so-called "career politicians" and replace them with "citizen legislators," who would serve relatively briefly in elected…

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There's no question that  Barack Obama  is largely responsible for what's expected to be a record turnout all over the country.

Making Sense of California's Bewildering Ballot

There's no question that Barack Obama is largely responsible for what's expected to be a record turnout all over the country.

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