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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Suspending legislative lawbreakers lone issue on CA June ballot

California propositions on June Ballot

Posted in triplicate (a Trilogy) around these #ALTACITIES and our Flipboard archive is the following #SocialCurrentSee content that is a fitting precursor to the allied post on our NEXTDOOR Trilogy message board:

The June 7 California Primary will be mostly anticlimactic, as usual, to help determine the US candidates for president.  California just votes too late in the national election season. But there is a single ballot proposition that Golden State voters will use to decide whether some law-breaking legislators stay in office.

Proposition 50 would allow either house of the state legislature to suspend members — with or without pay — by a two-thirds vote. It comes in response to the cases of three state senators who faced legal troubles in 2014. Two of them were indicted facing various corruption charges. A third was convicted of perjury and voter fraud for lying about whether he lived inside his state Senate district or not.

One of the remarkable things about Proposition 50, an effort to help state legislators literally clean up their house, to enforce ethical standards, is that the legislature needs voters to approve such actions rather than self-inspect and self-enforce ethical behavior on their own.  Amazing!  

SEARCH : California Legislative Reforms
Related: READ Introducing Prop 50, California's Lone June Statewide Ballot Measure ▶ Eight statewide ballot propositions have been certified for the 2016 ballot in California. Prop50, the one measure on the June 7, 2016, election ballot will be followed with seven measures now on the November 8, 2016, ballot.


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