California Special Election – Jared

California has a proud tradition of direct democracy.  Special elections can be fun for some, stressful for others.

For exmaple California had a special election to deal with the state’s budget deficit yesterday.  It had lots of options to “reform” spending, change the way government pays for things, and to prevent lawmakers from getting raises during years with a budget deficit.  Only the last one passed.

I am glad to see the people of the state standing up.  Now let us see if our politicians can handle the pressure and carve some fat out of the budget.


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