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Vote yes on proposition 25

Proposition 25 on the November ballot is long-overdue reform of California’s broken budget process. It breaks budget deadlocks by allowing a simple majority of legislators to approve the budget. Majority rule is fundamental to our representative government. It allows the majority to set priorities and holds them responsible for their choices.

Proposition 25 holds legislators accountable by preventing them from collecting their pay and benefits for every day the budget is late. They are less likely to hold the budget hostage as they try to get spending for pet projects or tax breaks for special interests.

Proposition 25 will not make it possible to raise taxes by a majority vote. A state court has affirmed the Attorney General’s ballot label and summary that state in plain language that the measure will not change the two-thirds requirement to raise taxes.

Late budgets waste tax money on interest payments and damage California’s credit rating. They leave state workers and those who do business with the state waiting for money they are owed.

Please vote yes on Proposition 25.

Linda McVicker,

League of Women Voters

Grass Valley

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