California Lawmakers Seek to Subvert Government Transparency
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California voters in November overwhelmingly passed Proposition 54, a constitutional amendment to promote transparency by requiring all bills in their "final form" to be published online for 72 hours before legislators vote on them. It's designed to stop last-minute gut-and-amend bills where the leadership pushes through substantive measures that haven't been vetted—or even read by most members who vote on them.

It's no secret that many legislative leaders dislike the proposal. For years,...

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