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Lenny Mendonca

Lenny Mendonca is a director at McKinsey and Company.

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Power to the States

by David Davenport, Lenny Mendoncavia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Disarray in Washington has a silver lining: state and local governments reclaiming their essential role in American democracy. 


States Flexing Their Power, Just As Our Founders Intended

by David Davenport, Lenny Mendoncavia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, September 14, 2017

What is the state of our republic today? If you look at the dark clouds over Washington, D.C., where both presidential and congressional job approval ratings have been at or near record lows, you would say “not so good.” But if you look further, you may see states, cities and individuals gathering the energy to check and balance the power of Washington — just as the Founders intended.

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Californians want to change initiative process

by Lenny Mendonca, David Davenportvia Sacramento Bee
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

When state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg told the Sacramento Press Club recently that he thinks the state's initiative process needs to be changed, people took note...

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Governor could improve voters' trust in government

by David Davenport, Lenny Mendoncavia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

We suggest [Gov. Jerry Brown] locate and sign two bills, SB14 and SB15, that help solve two of his biggest problems: the annual budget mess and the lack of public trust in Sacramento's leadership, which voters say are closely linked...

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Californians brainstorm state's political issues

by David Davenport, Lenny Mendoncavia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, May 29, 2011

It's hardly news that Californians are frustrated with politics as usual...But a large part of the problem is the disillusionment and lack of engagement by Californians themselves...Stay tuned, California. The people are about to speak...!