Ending the 2/3 Majority Requirement
A rather odd guest editorial in today's Orange County Register. Unless I'm reading it wrong, the writer thinks we should get rid of California's 2/3 majority requirement for passing a budget, but not for raising taxes.
I might well agree, but I get the impression the writer assumes that would put an end to fiascos like our last budget battle. One of the reasons this last budget fight went on for so long, if not the biggest reason, was it would have required the largest state tax increase in the history.
It seems to me the 2/3 majority requirement he proposes wouldn't have changed a thing in regards this last budget fight.