The citizens of California want to have a State referendum on taxes, specifically a vote on the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act, in November 2024. The Act would limit the State government’s ability to raise taxes on those good citizens.
Progressive-Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom has joined John Burton, ex-State Progressive-Democratic Party Chairman, in an emergency(!) petition to the State’s Supreme Court to get the initiative removed from that election. The measure if passed, Newsom and Burton worry, would gut the administrative state and shift the longstanding balance of powers in California back toward the State’s legislative branch.
Gut the administrative state. Increase the power of the citizens’ more direct representatives in their House and Senate.
To hell with democracy, especially to hell with representative democracy.
…voters will be harmed if the Measure appears on the November 5, 2024 ballot….
The State Knows Better and must not be constrained by these…commoners.
As goes California’s State Progressive-Democratic Party, so goes the national Progressive-Democratic Party.
This is what’s on the national ballot—however sotto voce—in 2024.