Special interests use California ballot to flex muscle

Putting a measure on the ballot — a process intended to give ordinary Californians more of a say in the laws that govern them — has become prohibitively expensive for people without personal wealth or interest group backing. It can cost millions to collect enough signatures to qualify a measure and many millions more to convince voters to pass it.

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Special-interests-use-California-ballot-to-flex-13043987.php

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