End the gridlock

Prop 25 would do it by restoring majority rule to the Legislature

This week we learned that the state is about to start holding off payments to city and county governments and that in two or three weeks the state will start sending out IOUs. Last week we learned that community college students are unlikely to get their Cal Grants to pay their tuition.

Sound familiar? Welcome once again to budget gridlock in Sacramento. As of today (Aug. 26), it’s 57 days and counting.

This is insane. It’s also a good time to remind you that there is a measure on the November ballot that would break this pattern. If approved, Proposition 25 will allow passage of a budget by a simple majority vote, rather than the current two-thirds vote requirement that gives a minority faction the ability to hold the budget hostage.

Are you tired of budget gridlock? Prop 25 will end it.