Proposition 26: Fees Require 2/3 Vote

Proposition 26 on the California ballot would require many state and local fees to be approved by a 2/3 vote. Proponents of the measure argue that there are numerous hidden fees (taxes, in their view) that have been approved by the legislature and local governments and treats fees like taxes. Opponents argue that the measure would harm the environment.

The California Supreme Court has ruled that regulatory fees aren’t taxes. They may not be in name, but in effect they are. Still, the legislature does need some flexibility and this would definitely impact that.

No matter where you stand remember to vote on November 2nd.


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