CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 15

by CalWatchdog Staff | September 15, 2016 9:31 am

Good Thursday morning! While the governor pumps out signed bills and vetoes to wind down the year, political campaigns are heading into the final stretch. 

Although one ballot measure campaign is hardly heating up. In fact, for all the fighting and million-dollar spending over November’s 17 ballot measures, one proposal stands nearly unopposed.

Though not entirely unopposed, the committee against a measure aimed at making legislative proceedings in Sacramento more transparent is unfunded and run entirely by the pro bono work of Democratic political strategist Steve Maviglio.

Maviglio has the political savvy to run the campaign — he’s working on two measures in support of the ban on plastic bags and against another measure to require voter approval for revenue bonds of $2 billion or more — but the money just isn’t there. 

“It’s an uphill battle to be sure because many donors have bigger fish to fry,” Maviglio said. 

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