SACRAMENTO - North State Assemblyman Dan Logue (R-Linda) was ecstatic to learn that Sacramento County Superior Court has ruled in favor of the YES on Prop 23 campaign. The ruling found Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown's labeling of the November proposition "false, misleading and prejudicial".
"This is a huge victory for California's voters. Thankfully the court decision has put an end to the Attorney General's attempts at pulling the wool over everyone's eyes. Our voters deserve a fair and unbiased summary of all propositions, not the political slants of someone running for higher office," stated Logue, who authored the California Jobs Initiative.
The ballots, which must be printed by mid-August, would have suggested that Prop 23 "Suspends Air Pollution Control Laws Requiring Major Polluters to Report and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions That Cause Global Warming Until Unemployment Drops Below Specified Level for Full Year."
The initiative's title and summary drafted by Brown's office is deceptive on many levels in that it refers to "air pollution laws" whereas the proposition only addresses one specific law AB 32, and in referencing "major polluters" the title gives voters a false impression of who and what AB 32 is meant to regulate.
"Proposition 23 boils down to one thing and one thing only. It's about jobs. Can California families afford billions of dollars in higher energy costs when 12.5% of our state is unemployed?" concluded Logue.
To prevent this type of political gamesmanship in the future, Assemblyman Logue intends to introduce legislation transferring the responsibility of naming and summarizing propositions from the political Attorney General's office to the non-partisan Legislative Analyst's Office.
Assemblyman Logue represents the 3rd Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Butte, Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra and Yuba.