Patt Morrison for Jun 26, 2009

NY vs. CA Smackdown: Which State Legislature is More Dysfunctional?

In the red corner wearing her trademark hat and representing the state of California is the undefeated champ, Patt Morrison. In the blue corner it’s the kid from the east, Brian Lehrer, host of the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC. The outcome of this historic fight will determine which state legislature is more dysfunctional – California or New York. Let the games begin.

Brian Lehrer, host of the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC, the public radio station in New York
Walter Shapiro, columnist for, formerly Washington bureau chief for He recently wrote a column about why state governments are dysfunctional

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