Proposed amendment could shine a light in Sacramento

Supporters of a ballot measure aiming for the November election are working feverishly to place an initiative that would shine a greater spotlight on our Legislature in Sacramento.

One piece that especially garnered the support of the California Chamber of Commerce would prohibit the Legislature from voting on a bill until it has been published online in its final form for at least 72 hours, with exceptions for emergencies such as natural disasters.

In its natural ebb-and-flow it seems the Legislature trends toward less transparency, especially with the popularity of “gut and amend,” which takes existing bills and reworks them last minute, especially in the waning hours of a session.

Voters deserve to see what business their elected officials are conducting, and this bill could create lasting change in Sacramento.


Read the entire article on the Fresno Business Journal’s website HERE.