A constitutional convention isn’t going to happen, but real reform can — eventually.
By George Skelton Capitol Journal
March 1, 2010
The dream about a historic state constitutional convention “reforming” California government was just that — a fantasy. But the conclave’s possibility served an important role: a prod on the Legislature to produce its own reforms.
Legislative leaders are about to unveil some bipartisan internal changes — eye-glazing but potentially productive — plus proposed restraints on the scourge of ballot box budgeting.