This week, statewide ballot initiatives in both Oregon and California are coming up for formal public review. But those reviews are very different — and the differences demonstrate how Oregon is taking initiatives more seriously than California.
On Wednesday morning in Sacramento, a state legislative committee devoted a total of three hours on hearings to cover four complicated ballot initiatives — including the constitutional amendments Prop 30 (Gov. Jerry Brown’s temporary tax and budget measure) and Prop 31 (California Forward Action Fund’s technical budget and local government reform measure).
That works out to 45 minutes per measure.