Module 2: Understanding Institutions

Note: Unless otherwise indicated, you are expected to complete all the readings prior to class meeting times. You are   strongly encouraged to bring copies of all readings to class each day, as well as to take notes as you read. This schedule is subject to change


The Constitution and Legislative Process


Understanding California Budgeting

BB Ch.1

The Budget Process


The Budget Dance: The Politics of Process

BB Ch.2

California has no money and few options


The Economy and Taxation in the Golden State

BB Ch.3

Proposition 13 and the California Fiscal Shell Game


The Spending Plan  

BB Ch.4

Take the Budget Challenge


Ballot-Box Budgeting

BB Ch.5

The Initiative Process


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