Prop 25 May Be Bad Move For Democrat-Controlled Legislature

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — In general, Democrats support Proposition 25 which would allow the state budget to be passed with a simple majority rather than the current two-thirds. But, they may come to regret that backing.

Forty-seven other states permit a budget to be passed by a majority vote of the legislature. If Prop 25 passes, that would be the case in California,too.

Prop 25 Might Be Bad News For California Democrats: KNX 1070’s Charles Feldman reports.

But, Prop 25 retains the two thirds vote requirement for new taxes

In an age of great public anger directed to politicians, one big part of Prop 25 may have special appeal to voters — if the legislature doesn’t pass a budget by the 15th of June, lawmakers would forfeit their pay for each day there is no budget bill passed — and, they would not be able to get that money back later on.

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Prop 25 Would Make Lawmakers Go Without Salary Without Budget
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