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Initiative filed to repeal California gas tax increase

Initiative filed to repeal California gas tax increase

CAPITOL ALERT MAY 04, 2017 2:31 PM BY CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO AND JIM MILLER [email protected]   California’s new gas tax hike to pay for road improvements pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown and Democrats could go before voters for repeal. Travis Allen, a Republican assemblyman from Orange County, filed the proposed 2018 ballot measure to eliminate the […]

AB 890: ENDS Local Citizen Ballot Measures

AB 890: ENDS Local Citizen Ballot Measures

. . By Stephen Frank This may be the worst piece of legislation for the rights of self government, ever.  This is what the bill does: “In the name of environmental protection, this measure could bring to a halt most citizens’ initiative efforts at the local level. How do they engineer this audacious power grab? […]

Oxnard wastewater rate rollback, SOAR 2030 and SOAR 2050 initiatives will be on November ballot.

Oxnard wastewater rate rollback, SOAR 2030 and SOAR 2050 initiatives will be on November ballot.

By George Miller SOAR It seemed like Oxnard Council Members had previously made up their minds to put both the SOAR 2030 and 2050 initiatives on the November ballot, but they formalized it with a vote on Tuesday. The more agriculture-friendly SUSTAIN VC version created by COLAB-VC (Coalition of Labor, Agriculture and Business -Ventura County) was not […]

Initiative filing fee hike inspires wave of unconventional proposals

Initiative filing fee hike inspires wave of unconventional proposals

By John Hrabe . A tenfold increase in the initiative filing fee was supposed to reduce the number of long-shot proposals in circulation. “The updated filing fee set by this bill will deter frivolous submissions,” Assemblyman Evan Low, author the new initiative fee increase, said in a September press release. “We live in California, the cradle of direct democracy, […]

ACA 6: New Attack on People’s Power

ACA 6: New Attack on People’s Power

    . By Jon Coupal We certainly understand the hostility that professional politicians exhibit against citizens using the tools of direct democracy. The People’s right of initiative, referendum and recall are effective tools to control an indolent or corrupt legislature. The powers of direct democracy are enshrined in the California Constitution for reasons that […]

Plan to split California six ways is closer to vote

Plan to split California six ways is closer to vote

By [email protected] (Kurtis Alexander) Could “Silicon Valley” become its own U.S. state? That’s what a ballot measure, pharmacy approved this week for signature gathering, sale is seeking to do. That, case and carve out five other regions of California into their own independent U.S. states — with their own laws, politicians and capitols. The campaign […]