Making Nice: The Results Of The 2006 California Legislative Session For California’s Employers
November 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EST
Law360 (November 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Impending elections can have differing impacts where a state legislature is controlled by one party, and the governor is of the other party. Sometimes, an onrushing election creates a policy gridlock, with neither the legislature nor the governor willing to compromise, or make the other side "look good." In other circumstances, pressure from the upcoming "performance evaluation" by the voters spurs the governor and the legislature to act constructively.
The chemistry in 2006 in Sacramento produced the latter scenario – and one of the most productive...