Proposition 25: Majority Budget Instead of 2/3 Vote

Current law requires California to have a two-thirds vote in order to pass a budget. Proposition 25 would eliminate the two-thirds requirement and would allow the budget to be approved by a simple majority vote.

Wow, it seems fair to have the majority rule. Well, that may seem to be the case but the reality in California budgeting is quite different. Democrats in the legislature have proposed massive tax increases in the last several budgets. The only reason those tax increases haven’t taken place is the two-thirds requirement; that requirement forces Democrats to compromise with Republicans in order for a budget to pass.

Shockingly, public employee unions are in favor of Proposition 25. Meanwhile, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is against the measure. No matter where you stand, remember to vote on November 2nd.


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