Prop 25: Changes Legislative Vote Requirement to Pass Budget and Budget-Related Legislation from Two-Thirds to a Simple Majority. Retains Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Taxes.

Put on the Ballot by Petition Signatures

55.1% YES
44.9% NO

Summary

Legislature pemanently forfeits daily salary and expenses until budget bill passes. Fiscal Impact: In some years, the contents of the state budget could be changed due to the lower legislative vote requirement in this measure. The extent of changes would depend on the Legislature's future actions.

What Your Vote Means

A YES Means The Legislature's vote requirement to send the annual budget bill to the Governor would be lowered from two-thirds to a majority of each house of the Legislature.
A NO Means The Legislature's vote requirement to send an annual budget bill to the Governor would remain unchanged at two-thirds of each house of the Legislature.

Arguments

PRO Prop. 25 reforms California's broken state budget process. Holds legislators accountable for late budgets by stopping their pay and benefits every day the budget is late. Ends budget gridlock by allowing a majority of legislators to pass the budget, but DOES NOT LOWER THE 2/3 vote required to raise taxes.
CON Politicians and special interests are promoting Prop. 25 to make it easier for politicians to raise taxes and restrict our constitutional right to reject bad laws. 25 doesn't punish politicians. They'll just increase their lavish expense accounts. NO on 25?Protect constitutional safeguards against higher taxes and wasteful spending.
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