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How to fix California
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by Kevin Crispie, Blossom Valley,
on Aug 8, 2009
California's budget woes can be partially fixed for the future with a series of constitutional amendments, which the people have the power to vote on. The first amendment would eliminate the super majority needed to pass budgets. The second would eliminate pay for lawmakers for every day a budget is not passed past the deadline. This would encourage lawmakers to actually make a decision, for the are working with no pay. The third would allow open primaries and the people themselves to draw the districts so that the most liberal and most conservative people, the ones who can't agree, get kicked out. With these constitutional amendments, in the future budgets will be better and passed quicker.