Californians Vote For Greater Transparency in Legislature

California voters have approved a ballot initiative to provide greater transparency in the legislative process.

Proposition 54 won Tuesday with 64 percent of the vote.

The measure will require all state bills to be available for public viewing online for three days before the full Senate or Assembly can vote on them.

Under the measure, anyone attending the Legislature's public meetings can record and broadcast the sessions and the Legislature will have to make its own recordings starting in 2018.

Open government groups, newspaper editorial boards and the California Republican Party backed the proposal. The Democratic Party was its primary opposition, arguing that more public notice of legislation would only benefit lobbyists.

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