(PR): The Stop Blank Checks Campaign Welcomes the Endorsement of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the Stop Blank Checks campaign, by proponent Dean Cortopassi, welcomed the support of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.  The organization, which is responsible for billions in taxpayer savings, has committed to be an active supporter of the Stop Blank Checks initiative through Election Day.

“The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is dedicated to giving Californians a voice when it comes to their hard-earned dollars,” said Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.  “We support the Stop the Blank Checks initiative because California’s working families deserve the right to vote on the state’s multi-billion dollar revenue bond projects before they, and future generations, get stuck footing the bill.”

“Despite the Sacramento Gang’s convoluted opposition, our initiative is simple and straightforward,” said Dean Cortopassi, proponent of the measure. “The Stop Blank Checks initiative gives voters a voice on the state’s biggest projects that impact millions of Californians.”

The Stop Blank Checks initiative only impacts revenue bond projects over $2 billion and accomplishes just two things:

  1. It will require disclosure of the full cost of the projects and how long they will take to pay off.
  2. It will require a statewide vote for the projects, giving voters a voice on the state’s largest bond projects.

In 1978, Howard Jarvis led a taxpayer revolt and fought the Sacramento machine to protect homeowners from politicians’ unchecked spending.  Today, the current Sacramento Gang is even more greedy, using this loophole to put Californians and future generations in debt.  The Stop Blank Checks campaign welcomes the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association’s support on the same principle that the association campaigned on 38 years ago – protecting California citizens from greedy politicians.

The Stop the Blank Checks initiative (15-0003) would require statewide voter approval for state revenue bond projects costing more than $2 billion, closing a loophole that allows politicians to issue massive new debt for multi-billion dollar projects without voter approval.

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