Democrats still won't be able to raise taxes without agreement from some Republicans; a two-thirds vote requirement remains in place for that. Brown has said, in any case, that he wouldn't approve tax hikes unless voters did. And voters made an additional constitutional change Tuesday that took away the Legislature's ability to impose billions of dollars in fees on businesses with a simple majority vote, raising the threshold to two-thirds.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Can't Tax, Can Spend
The LA Times on the altered powers of the California legislature: