<em>Patt Morrison</em> is known for its innovative discussions of local politics and culture, as well as its presentation of the effects of national and world news on Southern California.
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NY vs. CA Smackdown: Which State Legislature is More Dysfunctional?

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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 PoliticsDaily.com, formerly Washington bureau chief for Salon.com. He recently wrote a column about why state governments are dysfunctional