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Equality California Applauds Legislation That Increases Ballot Initiative Filing Fee



Pity that, like the poll tax, it diminishes access to democracy without putting any noticeable dent in the number of vile initiatives.

The haters, funded by deep divide-and-rule pockets like the Kochs', can continue to put initiatives on the ballot. But proles, with only the money from our own pockets, will find putting initiatives harder.

A good public-interest law would be one that makes initiatives that pass Rawls's test post free, but those that would increase inequality require a $10K or even $25K fee.

Rawlsian fairness would certainly be in the public interest.