Willie Brown, former San Francisco mayor and California State Assembly speaker, tells NPR the state should get rid of term limits, because they contribute to stalemates in the legislature. He also says a requirement that two-thirds of the legislature approve a budget should be scrapped.
California In Crisis: On The Verge of A Cash Collapse
California's economy is roughly the size of Italy's, but the state is broke, and there are no easy fixes — just painful cuts ahead. In a multipart series, NPR examines the factors that have brought the state to the brink of ruin. Will the federal government ultimately be forced to come to the rescue? And if not, will California drag down the national economy?
This graphic requires version 9 or higher of the Adobe Flash Player. Get the latest Flash Player.
Charles Phoenix loves to imagine what Los Angeles used to be. He makes his living sharing Southern California's past through slideshows and walking tours to places even the locals often overlook -- places full of the kitschy history he has spent his life documenting.