Increase Government Transparency & Oversight
The state needs a stable budget-making process to help communities reach their goals. The proposal would make all bills available to the public three days before a vote to preclude "gut and amend" bills, ending the practice of bypassing public hearings for controversial legislation. The Department of Finance would also be required to update fiscal information three times per year.
“Proposition 31 creates greater transparency, public review, and oversight over state and local government. This government accountability measure will protect environmental safeguards and worker protections while making sure taxpayers aren't taken advantage of by special interests and lobbying groups.” - Cruz Reynoso, California Supreme Court Justice (ret.)