Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Should we limit how often we can vote on ballot initiatives?

By Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson

This op-ed was originally published by KCET.

As the legislative sessions came to a close on Friday, our lawmakers passed a flurry of new bills. Among the proposed laws is SB 202, which removes ballot initiatives and referendum from next year's June ballot, and provides those measures will only appear on November ballots.

The question for the day is whether this initiative consolidation is a good idea. I'm all for less initiatives, but this just means we will vote on initiatives less often, not that there will be fewer of them.

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