Wednesday, June 30, 2021

California: Legislature passes law that could fast-track recall effort

The California legislature has passed a new law (A.152) that will waive the 30-day cost review process, allowing them to speed up the recall. The law goes into effect only if the money covering the recall is already approved by the legislature, which it has. Newsom now has the bill, which he presumably will sign. At the same time, Republicans are accusing Newsom of "cheating" in the recall. 

I'm quoted in the AP piece, and, as I've noted before, this seems like a poorly thought out move. Newsom may benefit from a later recall date. Even worse, the Newsom team has now given the recall proponents another angle to attack -- claiming a corrupt process. There seems little benefit to hand over this weapon to their opponents.

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