Prop 50: The weirdest measure on the ballot this year

As reported by CalMatters:

It’s been two years since criminal accusations against three lawmakers rocked the California Capitol. Charged with corruption and perjury in separate cases, three Democratic state senators were suspended from the Legislature in 2014 but kept earning their $95,000 annual salary for many months.

Now, California voters will get their say on a question prompted by that spate of scandal. Proposition 50 on the June 7 ballot asks whether legislators who are suspended from duty should also have their paychecks taken away.

In a year of weird ballot measures – should porn actors be required to wear condoms? – Proposition 50 may be the most unusual one California voters face. Here are three reasons why:

1.  It stems from a bizarre year in the Legislature – not a widespread problem in the state.

Most measures that make the ballot ask voters to weigh in on a question that impacts the masses: raising taxes, for example, or making marijuana legal. Proposition 50, if approved, would apply …

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  1. Mike McD says

    Larry Brinkin – a convicted Felon Racist Toddler Rape-Porn Icon and insider pal of Senator Mark Leno & Tom Amman – kept his big city pension from the In-Human-Rights Commission – After His Guilty Plea (in a very linnet deal) – because in Frisco Politics this didn’t rise to the level of “Moral Turpitude”
    SEE
    San Francisco’s Gay Icon Larry Brinkin Guilty of Felony Child Porn Possession
    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/san-francisco-s-gay-icon-larry-brinkin-guilty-felony-child-porn

    How about others who may have kept their big ticket payouts, like:

    Jail For UC Davis Embezzler
    http://calwatchdog.com/2011/06/06/jail-for-uc-davis-embezzler/

    Former UC Davis official Jennifer Beeman was sentenced on Thursday to 180 days in jail and five years probation… embezzlement and falsifying accounts.
    Neither charge involved her falsification of campus sexual assault statistics.

    For 16 years Beeman headed the UC Davis Campus Violence Prevention Program (CVPP)…

    = the highly touted administrator proved creative with statistics, charging that as many as 700 UC Davis students were victims of rape or attempted rape. UC Davis eventually acknowledged the exaggerations.

    Beeman “significantly over-reported the number of forcible sex offenses that were committed on and around campus in 2005, 2006 and 2007,” the university said in a press release…
    UC Davis officials would not tell CalWatchdog whether the university had disciplined or censured Beeman over the falsified statistics.
    &
    SF government again rocked by child porn scandal
    http://cal-catholic.com

  2. The problem with this is that it says they can not that they have to. If a politician is arrested for any felony they should be immediately suspended without pay. If they are convicted they should be fired and lose their pension except for what ever money they put into it. No exceptions No appeal. These are supposed to be our leaders and held to higher standard and higher ethics. If they can not meet those higher expectations they should be gone as soon as possible.

  3. Also they should never be allowed to have any govt job again.

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