At a campaign stop at SynapSense Corp. in Folsom, Whitman said the Legislature has become a "bill factory" and should instead focus on California's budget crisis and other priorities.
She also said the state's next governor should buy a house in Sacramento and live in town, interacting more with lawmakers.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger flies back and forth to his house in Southern California or stays at a hotel by the Capitol.
PHOTO CREDIT: Meg Whitman attends a campaign rally at Roseville Yamaha dealership on Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Sacramento Bee/ Hector Amezcua