California Passes Budget Vote Reform

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Facing a mounting fiscal crisis, California voters have approved an initiative designed to make it easier for the Legislature to adopt a state budget.

Proposition 25 lowers the vote threshold for passing a state budget from two-thirds to a simple majority. The effort was aimed at avoiding legislative gridlock that has resulted in long budget impasses.

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Two other initiatives dealing with the state budget also passed.

Proposition 22 sought to prohibit the state from borrowing money from local governments.

Proposition 26 was aimed at making it harder for governments to charge fees to businesses by reclassifying them as taxes.

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  • Mister S

    I can not believe people actually voted for this.

  • Mister Right

    I honestly believe that in order to be allowed to vote you should have to take an IQ test. Anyone without a minimum 90 should not be allowed to vote. The state of California wouldn’t be in the mess it’s in if this were law!

  • CT

    Your IQ policy would need to first apply to anyone applying for a political position.

  • upyours

    Assuming an IQ of 90 is a compliment to the brain dead morons.

  • upyours

    An IQ of 90 would be assuming too much from the brain dead morons.

  • Jim

    The LA School District pushed this measure “FOR THE KIDS”. Now you know why the LA schools are so bad.

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