Control Government Spending

The proposal requires major new programs and tax cuts costing $25 million or more to have a clearly identified funding source before they are enacted. Lawmakers should be required to identify ways to pay for major policy choices, rather than putting all programs at risk of being cut in future years.

“It’s time to shine a light on California’s budget process – no more multi-billion dollar deficit surprises. We need reforms that will work, not business as usual.” - Professor James Fishkin, Stanford University