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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