California and some other states have systems where law can be instituted via citizen voter initiatives. This has been a two-edged sword. On one hand, the public is empowered to bypass an unresponsive government and write its own laws, which are to be implemented with the full power of all government branches (Prop. 13 comes to mind). On the other hand, these propositions are sometimes poorly worded, mischaracterized by both sides and/or influenced/deflected by obstinate government officials and NGO campaigns (Prop. 187, Prop. 8).
This discussion is intended to cover upcoming, proposed and already voted upon ballot propositions, or "ballot measures" and "voter initiatives," as they are sometimes referred to, with respect to their validity, legitimacy, workability, advocates and opposition, effect on the state and more. With some key measures coming up in Novembe, this should be interesting.
BEST 2014 PROPOSITIONS GUIDE:
NoNoNoNoNO Why: Analysis of the Propositions for November 4, 2014 CA ballot
CA November 2012 Ballot Propositions
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