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Russ Steele

The Sac Bee has the story HERE:

A constitutional amendment to switch California’s Legislature to a part-time body meeting about three months per year was proposed today by a Republican lawmaker and the head of a political watchdog group.

The measure by Republican Assemblywoman Shannon Grove of Bakersfield, and Ted Costa of People’s Advocate, also would cut legislators’ salaries from $7,940 per month to $1,500 per month — or $18,000 annually.

The measure was filed today with the state Attorney General’s Office, a first step toward launching a campaign to gather the 807,615 signatures needed to qualify for the November ballot, Costa said.

Separately, two Republican Assembly members have vowed to make a legislative push next year for lawmakers to serve part time.

I was discussing this issue with Greg Marks, Dan Logue’s local representative at the Contractors Association Christmas Party last night. Great party by the way, well attended and more up beat this year than last year, but I digress.  Dan is working on a bill to establish a part time legislature. I volunteered to help in any way possible. Any legislature that turns out 750s bill a year, with out resending any of the useless bill they pass in past session needs to be brought up short. Maybe cutting the time they are in session might make them focus on the real issues for once. I will certainly get behind the above initiative effort.

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About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

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