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California's initiative process set for changes after Brown signs law




Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1253 this weekend, changing California's voter-backed initiative process.
Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1253 this weekend, changing California's voter-backed initiative process.
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California's voter-backed initiative process will undergo some big changes, after Governor Brown signed SB 1253 this weekend.

John Myers of KQED sums up the main changes in the law:

The key elements of SB 1253, by outgoing Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) are threefold — a new month-long public review of initiatives in which backers can make changes; a process for legislators and initiative proponents to craft a compromise in the state Capitol and avoid an election altogether; and a new, continually updated online list of top initiative donors.
 

For more, John Myers, senior editor at KQED.

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