Tuesday, June 14, 2005

California news

The verdict in the case of Michael Jackson isn't the only thing going on in California. In Sacramento today, Governor Schwarzenegger has called a special election this November. The ballot will have the following initiatives:

-Increase time required for teachers to obtain tenure from two years to five.

-Would make retired judges--not lawmakers--responsible for drawing legislative districts.

-Would change minimum school funding requirements and limit state spending.

-Would require girls 17 and younger to get parental permission before having an abortion.

-Would require public employee unions to get written consent from members before dues could be used for political purposes.

From the link above you will also read the opinion of some folks arguing that California at this point doesn't need a special election, that this is an attempt by the Governor to hold the spotlight on himself yet again, that voters do not want a special election.

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