* Refuses to take a "lulu" salary stipend for committee or leadership position;
* Sued the State Legislature to create a more equitable and transparent process;
* Introduced more democratic Senate rules many of which many were adopted in 2009;
* Sponsors campaign finance reform legislation;
* Supports nonpartisan redistricting reform;
* Helped pass Public Authority Reform, ethics reform and lobbying reform legislation;
* Introduced responsible budgeting legislation.