Initiative process can count several big wins for citizens
If Hiram Johnson were keeping score on his Progressive Era reforms – and the citizen initiative, in particular – he would see some successes next to the shortcomings.
Watch the November 2016 ballot for the Legislative Transparency Act – which would require bills to be in print for 72 hours before a final vote in the Assembly and Senate. The Legislature refused to put the amendment on the ballot – so thank Johnson for giving citizens the chance to vote on it.
Read the entire editorial on the Sacramento Bee’s website HERE.