The worst measure on the California ballot this fall may be Proposition 26, which would protects polluters and other corporations that cause health or environmental harm. It makes it much harder to charge corporations the fees to mitigate the harm they cause, making it a two-thirds vote of the legislature. If Proposition 26 passes, we pay when they don’t–meaning that without such fees on corporations, Californians will see higher taxes or services cut back as a result.
Most newspapers are coming out against Proposition 26. Here’s a recent radio ad from the No on 26 campaign: