Q: Some lawmakers are talking about requiring legislative approval before citizens can try to gather signatures for initiatives to change the constitution. Would you support this?

A: I don't support it. The problem is not the initiative process. The problem is what it's being used for. For example, supporters of Measure 20 are trying to find a sort of simplistic way of financing the state's needs. Measure 20 has heavy grassroots appeal. I seriously doubt the people who put together the 2% tax plan were thinking about how the measure might affect our bonding authority or the state's rating.

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