Three of our ex-governors are now pushing death penalty reform.

They're backing a new ballot initiative designed to speed up and lower the cost of the execution process.  George Deukmejian, Pete Wilson and Gray Davis want to establish five-year deadlines for appeals, transfer most of those appeals to lower courts and spread the inamtes among the general population.


"All three governors believe strongly that there should be a death penalty for the most heinous crimes in the state," said former Governor Gray Davis.


That is, of course, when executions resume, he added.

California hasn't had one since 2006 because of lawsuits over the lethal injection process.

There are more than 700 prisoners on the state's death row.