Los Angeles Times
By George Skelton
Senate leader Darrell Steinberg says he has seen enough. He wants to rid California of incessant special elections to fill vacancies in the Legislature.
The elections interrupt the legislative process, he asserts, and they bleed local taxpayers — roughly $1 million each time some lawmaker jumps ship, which has been increasingly often.
Let the governor fill vacant seats and be done with it, the Sacramento Democrat contends.