California Democratic supermajority might mean changes to the initiative process
By Eric Veram
One proposed reform would involve removing the current requirement of a two-thirds majority to place tax increases on the ballot. Another proposed reform is re-instigating a process known as "indirect initiative." This form of initiative would allow the state legislature to amend initiatives or pass their own versions if the measures' proponents agree to it. Sources have also mentioned a possible proposal to restrict the current trend of high-donor financing of ballot measures. Supporters of the reforms say that they would make the initiative process more streamlined and would create a better process for passing state budgets.