CalWatchdog Morning Read – June 28

by CalWatchdog Staff | June 28, 2016 9:32 am

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A war of words erupted in recent days between the proponents of a transparency ballot measure and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, after members of the Legislature and legislative counsel dismissed the measure as full of “ambiguities” and introduced their own watered-down versions.

In a scathing letter, the Lakewood Democrat accused the measure’s proponents of allowing their “passion” for the measure “blind” them to the “shortcomings that may be obvious to others,” painting them as unwilling to work with the Legislature.

But Hold Politicians Accountable — the committee formed by former Republican legislator Sam Blakeslee and Republican donor Charles T. Munger, Jr., backing the California Legislative Transparency Act — fired back that the measure was “refined by three distinguished attorneys, including a Constitutional scholar,” and independent vetting by cosponsors, none of whom found fault.  

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