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Proposition 25

OPINION: Dan Walters: California's budget vote change is biting back

Dan Walters, writing for the Sacramento Bee looks back over the two years since California votes approved Proposition 25, a measure which reduced the legislative vote margin on the state budget from two-thirds to a simple majority, and how it has backfired in a major way.

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EDITORIAL: Prop. 25: Headache becomes nightmare

San Diego Union-Tribune editorial explaining how a Sacramento Superior Court judge's ruling that the State Controller doesn't have veto power over a budget that a majority of the Legislature deemed balanced has confirmed that there is no outside oversight of the Legislature’s compliance with Proposition 25.

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OPINION: Dan Walters: Legislative mischief on 'trailer bills' becomes easier

Dan Walters writing for the Sacramento Bee reports that the two years since Proposition 25 reduced the required legislative vote on the state budget from two-thirds to a simple majority have proved critics' concerns it would give legislators free reign to pass almost anything uncontested via "trailer bills."

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OPINION: Dems now have budget control, but voters tighten squeeze

According to Dan Walters of The Sacramento Bee, California voters have now made it easier to pass the state budget with a new Democratic governor and the passage of Proposition 25 lowering the legislative margin to pass budgets from 2/3rds to a simple majority. On the contrary, by rejecting propositions that would've increased fees and repealed tax cuts, they've also made it more difficult to balance the budget without spending cuts.  Read more >>

OPINION: Steven Greenhut: Scariest things on the ballot

From the Orange County Register, Steven Greenhut's take on this year's midterm election candidates and propositions and the devastating effects of passing Propositions 25 and 27.

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