District Council 57

Budget Initiative Submits 1.1 Million Signatures to Qualify for Ballot

Supporters of a ballot measure aimed at reforming California’s budget announced that they have submitted more than 1.1 million signatures in counties across California to qualify the Majority Vote Budget Initiative for the November 2, 2010 election. This exceeds greatly the 694,394 signatures needed o qualify for the ballot. The measure is supported by AFSCME, and unions representing teachers, classified school employees, nurses and firefighters, as key legislative leaders.

The Majority Vote Budget Initiative does three things:
• Reforms California’s budget process by requiring the state budget to be passed with a simple majority
• Protects the taxpayers by maintaining the two-third vote requirement for any tax increases
• Holds politicians accountable for failing to do their job.
Supporters of the initiative include California Treasurer Bill Lockyer, California State Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, and California State Senate President Pro Tem Darrel Steinberg.

For more information, visit:http://www.endbudgetgridlock.com/

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