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Schwarzenegger vetoes bill to ban pay-per-signature

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October 13, 2009


SACRAMENTO, California: Over the October 10-11 weekend, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed California Senate Bill 24 (2009). SB 24 would have banned pay-per-signature in California.[1]

Jill Stewart, a reporter at LA Weekly, said of the bill, "The proposed law was waaaay popular with Sacramento legislators who want the pesky California public to stop putting stuff on the ballot. The legislature wants only the folks who give them loads and loads of campaign cash -- like Big Pharma, Big Labor and Big Business -- to be able to put stuff on the ballot."[1]

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