I’ve previously posted about my hopes for how the new Democratic super-majority in California’s state legislature might reduce the voter requirement for local school parcel tax measures to support programs from two-thirds to fifty-five percent (see Will California Election Results Bring Sanity To Education Funding Decisions?).
Today, The San Francisco Chronicle published an article that raised my hopes further:
So what will the Democrats do with their newly endowed pre-eminence as a supermajority?
Interviews with various Democratic legislators after Tuesday’s election offered some clues. Expect their targets to include a constitutional amendment (requiring voter assent) to reduce the threshold for passage of a local parcel tax for schools from two-thirds to 55 percent.
We can only hope, and put pressure on them, too….