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Equality California Applauds Legislation That Increases Ballot Initiative Filing Fee


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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.