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CSU Fall 2012 Exam 1 American Gov. ("We The People") TextBk
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A. a proposition for a written law that is initiated by the voters.
B. a proposition for a written law that is initiated by the legislative branch.
C. an attempt to begin a recall.
D. a way to overturn a court decision.
Restore the death penalty
Permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes
Curtail bilingual education
All of these are true
Referred to as the governor by the courts
Referred to as the legislature by the voters
Referred to as the voters by the legislature
Voters spend so much time trying to understand the initiative process that it causes "voter fatigue" whereby the voters are less likely to get out and vote on important issues.
The process requires voters to consider proposals on a piecemeal basis despite the complex interconnection of public policies.
Initiatives are often extremely complicated and expecting voters to make informed decisions about them involves unrealistic assumptions.
A policy entrepreneur who has made extensive use of the initiative process
The person behind Prop. 13 thaqt sharply cut property taxes
A leading critic of direct democracy
Chief of staff for Gov. Schwarzenegger
In California's central valley
In the Midwest farm lands
California and surrounding states including arizona, new mexico, nevada
California's mountains and coastal regions
California's desert regions
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