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Ballot Initiative Filing Fee to Increase

“Sate lawmakers on Monday voted to increase the cost of filing a proposed ballot initiative in California from $200 to $2,000, in response to a failed bid for an anti-gay measure to appear before voters next year.” ¬†Supporters say it will help weed out those filers who are not serious about mounting an actual campaign, but opponents feel it puts a burden on political expression. ¬†Governor Brown has not indicated whether or not he will sign the measure if it passes the Assembly.

You can read the Los Angeles Times article here.