Skip to comments.California judge says he'll write gas tax ballot language
Posted on 10/13/2017 8:22:28 AM PDT by ptsal
A California judge said Friday he'll write the official ballot description for an initiative that would repeal a recent gas tax increase after he ruled that the title and summary written by Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra was misleading.
Sacramento County Judge Timothy Frawley said Becerra's description would confuse voters because it focuses on the loss of transportation funding rather than the repeal of taxes.
He sided with Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen of Huntington Beach, a candidate for governor, who is promoting the gas tax repeal initiative and filed a lawsuit challenging Becerra's ballot title and summary.
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The judge said he'd hoped lawyers for Becerra and Allen could agree on a compromise, but since they couldn't he'll write a new title and summary himself.
"I think he has properly seen that the attorney general tried to intentionally mislead the voters of California because he's trying to prejudice their vote and keep increased taxes for California," Allen said after the hearing.
The California Gas Tax....FYI
Hopefully this judge will be that rarest creature an honest judge.
>>The California Gas Tax....FYI<<
The California Gas Tax....LOL
I miss my home but once again I find myself shaking my head at those idiots. And the gas tax is the most REGRESSIVE there is! And just to make liberal legislators think they are Doing Good while hurting the poor THE MOST.
Fools. Evil fools.
CA is going to need that every tax they can think up to pay for their sanctuary status when Trump yanks every last fed dime.
The whole affair reminds me of the time Gray Davis got recalled. The already ridiculously high vehicle registration fees were going to triple under a bill he signed. Our late model pick-up would go from $180 per year to over $500! We got rid of Davis but got Schwarzenegger. Good luck, California.
Looks like Californians love Liberalism until the moment it reaches into their pockets to pay for all of the promises.
Becerra is an enemy of the state. Literally.
“Deputy Attorney General Seth Goldstein said the ballot title was not misleading,
Fix Our Roads, which is funded by construction unions, contractors and business groups.”
This is how government “pays off” unions and other “special interests.
Some of the most blatant examples of this happened while current governor Jerry Brown was attorney general of the state. This guy truly believes that the government's job is to lie to voters so they will vote for things that they don't actually want. They know they can't make a rational case for these things, so they simply lie. The sad thing is that it usually works.
He should have found Becerra’s actions to be in Contempt of Court and jailed his illegal alien loving ass.
It was targeted primarily at Nader's legacy PIRG in the state.
An idiot judge let the PIRG lawyer rewrite the language from the petition that had been approved by the MA AG (SoS?), so it became a "no" voting to approve the question, allowing UMass to continue to mislead students and parents.
(I think I voted wrong on the question, and but did stop back home to tell the then-wife to re-read question before she went in to vote. I don't think there was the usual synopsis on what yes vs. no meant on that question.)
If a business did what the UMass was doing, liberals and conservatives would be after them.
The state U I went to was doing the same thing in the mid-1970s, but my father caught on immediately.
There was a big stink at one point, and PIRG did offer refunds. Didn't really pay attention, since I wasn't playing their con game.
Tobacco taxes and lottery tickets will give it a run for for its money on "most regressive."
And corporate taxes, which are always passed on to the consumer, are right up there also.
But California has their bases covered in those areas as well.
Yes.... then the Feds could have interviewed Becerra again about the truthfulness of hard drive housed at his former congressional office.
Becerra should be in jail.
“Mislead” is a kind word. The AG proved himself a common liar.
Moonbeam claims he is for the little guy and poor but then astronomically increased gas and car registration fees.
If a Republican were to do this, it would be 24/7 reporting on how R’s are destroying the middle class, and targeting the poor.
California’s last three Attorneys General have been: 1.) Appointed incumbent Xavier Becerra (a far-left Democrat Congressman from Downtown L.A. appointed by Jerry Brown to complete Kamala Harris’ term), 2.) Kamala Harris (a former San Francisco DA, then AG, and now US Senator, a total left-winger) and 3.) Jerry Brown himself (Moonbeam. Say no more.)
Judge Steven Bailey is a retired judge of the Superior Court of California who has a proven record of enforcing the law according to our Constitution. Judge Bailey believes the office of the AG has become too political and he vows to refocus on fighting crime and protecting California families.
Here’s his campaign Facebook page, Judge Steven Bailey for Attorney General:
Here’s Judge Bailey’s website:
>>Tobacco taxes and lottery tickets will give it a run for for its money on “most regressive.”<<
Taxes on stupid do generally fall on the poor harder.
I grew up circumstantially poor and learned to get out (as did all my family). The structurally poor are that way from stupidity.
If the guy is still around, they ought to hire him. YEARS ago the Los Angeles City Council tried to get a bill though giving themselves a pay raise. The voters kept killing it.
They hired this lobbyist, who crafted a new proposal, saying "Under NO circumstances will the City Council be paid more than the judges." It passed overwhelmingly. Only problem was that the judges made four times as much as the Councilmen, who lost no time obeying the law and bringing their wages up to par.