Monday, November 6, 2006
That means that most of our attention is focused on propositions. We’ve talked about a lot of them on this show. Props like 87, the oil tax, and 86, the cigarette tax, have attracted a lot of attention and a lot of special interest money.
But Proposition 90 has flown below the radar. And that’s remarkable, since it could have a profound effect on the powers of government. Prop. 90 would change the powers of eminent domain so that governments could not seize property and turn it over to another private entity. But it goes beyond that by making it harder for government to pass any new law that would affect the value of property.
- Daniel Weintraub , political columnist for the Sacramento Bee.