Check out this chart, from a Measuring American Legislatures post on the possibilities for the upcoming NJ Senate appointment:
What’s going on with California? There are other states where the Democrats and Republicans in the statehouse are separated by a wide gap in this score (I live in one of them) but California is in a different realm. To my eye, it looks like it has the most liberal Democratic caucus and the most conservative Republican caucus of any state legislature in the country. Why?