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Vote Counts

The end of a two-year legislative session is a showcase of the most anti-democratic tendencies of our political system, and this year will be no different. Last-chance votes on legislative proposals loom at the same time as lawmakers do their most prolific fundraising of the year. But this end of session might also bring votes on three reforms that could shake up democracy in California.

Capitol Watchdog: Upcoming Meetings to Watch

The Department of Managed Health Care will be reviewing Anthem's proposed acquisition of Cigna. While Cigna's footprint is small in California, it continues the rapid consolidation of the health insurance industry.

Will California Lawmakers Fix Campaign Financing Flaws?

Money is the poisoned milk of politics, but many lawmakers have been unenthusiastic about efforts to transform the way campaign cash is tracked or donated. But 2016 should be the year that they step up and stop money from drowning out the voices of regular voters. 
 

CA Lawmakers Should Approve All Mail Ballot System Next Session

If California lawmakers truly want to change our woeful voter participation, and listen to their constituents, they will quickly adopt Sen. Ben Allen's push for a statewide mail ballot system in the next legislative session. 
 

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