Tuesday, August 2, 2011

SF Gate: Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes bill banning some paid signature gathering

From SF Gate:

Supporters of the measure slammed the veto.

"This is a setback for reform in California," said Justine Sarver, executive director of the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center. "The measure would have eliminated a powerful incentive for fraud while protecting Californians' ability to participate fully in direct democracy."

Maybe they shouldn't be surprised -- the governor may have given a hint at his position last week when he mused, in response to a question, that the bill could make initiatives such as the one he is planning on taxes, more expensive.

Read the story here.

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