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Poll: Californians like idea of part-time Legislature

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Thursday, February 5th, 2009 at 6:42 pm in polls.

Capitol Weekly just published results of its quarterly survey and apparently, Californians like the idea of a part-time Legislature and open primaries.

Here is the top of the Weekly’s story:

About half of Californians support the concept of a part-time Legislature, and are similarly divided about changing state elections to make them less partisan, according to a new Capitol Weekly/Probolsky Research Poll.

The survey also found that more than half of those polled – 53 percent – believe that at least some environmental regulations should be eased in order to expedite infrastructure construction projects and take advantage of a looming federal economic stimulus package. Estimates of California’s potential share of that federal funding range from $37 billion to $42 billion, or more.

Click here to read the full poll.

Pollsters interviewed 752 residents by telephone. The poll has an error rate of plus/minus 3.7 percent.

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  • cptime

    Didn’t Former Assembly Leader ‘Big Daddy’Jesse Unruh-D say making the State Legislature full time was the worse mistake he ever made.
    But never fear, this will not happen….even though it would save California 10′s of millions in direct costs and probably Billions in indirect savings. Its like the idea of 2 year budgets. It makes absolute sense BUT its trumped as it cuts down on the amount of time Sacto pols can play with the taxpayers money. And that was their entire purpose to start with.