By Jon Coupal, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
Today (22) the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association filed a legal action seeking to remove Senate Bill 1272 from the statewide November ballot. SB 1272, which would appear on the ballot as Proposition 49, is yet another effort by the California Legislature to pervert the election process.
In a craven effort to manipulate voter turnout, SB 1272 was approved by the Legislature and, although he refused to sign it, Governor Brown took no action and allowed it to become law. Interestingly however, Governor Brown issued a statement saying that “this bill and the advisory vote it requires has no legal effect whatsoever . . . [and] we should not make it a habit to clutter our ballots with nonbinding measures as citizens rightfully assume that their votes are meant to have legal effect.” Continue reading