California's outsize problems won't be easy for Schwarzenegger to solve - washingtonpost.com
All this blather about California and no mention of Prop 13, or of the corporate and out-of-state takeover of our initiative process?
Prop 13 was not a populist tax revolt, it was a corporate and big-state governemnt money grab.
From the initiative that brought in the CA state lottery to Prop 8, wealthy and powerful out of state interests have flooded money into the legislative process of our state, the world's sixth largest economy. It's time to take back control of our governor's mansion, and of our state legislature.
We need to repeal or significantly modify Prop 13. Commercial real estate has to be subject to the same regulations and local governments must be given back the power to set their own revenue through their own political process, while keeping reasonable property tax controls for homeowners to provide stability in an always volatile CA home real estate market.
It's time to ban paid signature takers, ban out of state money from our initiative process, and provide for constitutionality review before any intiative becomes law.