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Council Approves Taxpayer Protection Act, Rejects Ballot-Box Budgeting, Switches Angels Negotiator

The Anaheim City Council voted on a number of controversial agenda items last night in a marathon meeting that lasted until almost midnight. Anaheim Taxpayer Protection Act Councilwoman Kris Murray’s proposed amendment to the city charter would raise the vote threshold for the city council to place a new or increased tax before the voters from a simple majority to ...

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A Conservative Scholar Opines On Direct Democracy & America’s Founding Principles

In my earlier post on Mayor Tait’s two proposed amendments that would further incorporate direct democracy and ballot-box budgeting into the City Charter, I made references to Professor Ronald Pestritto.  Professor Pestritto is the Dean of the Graduate School of Statesmanship at Hillsdale College, and he holds the Charles and Lucia Shipley Chair in the American Constitution. he is a scholar ...

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