Written by Rebecca Olson
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.