Our View: A skeptical look at ballot measures

Yes on 54

Proposition 54 would prohibit the Legislature from passing any bill unless it has been in print and published on the internet for at least 72 hours – except in the case of public emergency.

It also would require the Legislature to make audiovisual recordings of all its proceedings, except closed-session proceedings, and post them on the internet.

This is one of at least two measures on the Nov. 8 ballot aimed at greater transparency in Sacramento. It’s relatively simple and is a good step in the right direction for an elected body that’s supposed to serve the public interest but too often conducts business outside the public’s eye.

Vote yes on Prop. 54.