The obstinance of the republican delegation in the California legislature is exceeded only by that of the republican Congressional delegation in its blatant refusal to cooperate in formulating and passing legislation to benefit the people, rather than selfish, partisan self-interest.
A new low has just occurred in reference to SB 202, the bill to move votes on initiatives and referendums to November General Elections. Senate republican Assembly leader Connie Conway has threatened, Governor Brown, in writing, saying that if he signs the bill into law, there will be no negotiations on future proposals he may make.
Just exactly WHEN did they make good faith efforts to negotiate and act upon Brown’s proposals to put tax raises before the people in an election? Just WHEN did they make good faith efforts to negotiate and act upon Brown’s Jobs bill, you know, the one that unelected outsider Jon Caupal nixed on behalf of the republican Senate delegation.
Nasty threat, but it just re-establishes the republican status quo of JUST SAY NO to anything the would benefit the people of California.
SB 202 is a needed but minor step in reeling in California’s corrupt Initiative, Referendum and Recall process. The biggest step, and a gift to right wing corporate interests, was Brown’s vetoing of SB 168, which would have prohibited signature gathers from charging per signature to qualify initiative, referendum, and recall petitions. As least SB 202 would require elections on qualified petitions to only be on the ballot when the highest voter turnouts occur.
Conway could not defeat SB 202 in the legislature, so all she can do is issue threats to the governor. If there aren’t laws against that, there should be. Good luck getting that passed.