HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Politics 2014 (Forum) » California Democrats Achi...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:26 AM

California Democrats Achieve A SuperMajority, One Party Rule in State [View all]

California Democrats Likely to Win Supermajority

By NORIMITSU ONISHI


SAN FRANCISCO — California’s Democrats were poised on Friday to gain a two-thirds supermajority in the State Legislature, an achievement that would give them the power to raise taxes unilaterally and could potentially ease the gridlock in a state known for its fiscal chaos.

A supermajority in Sacramento — last held in 1933 by the Republicans — would effectively bring one-party rule to the nation’s largest state, where Democrats hold all statewide offices and where the Republican Party’s declining fortunes have been hastened by a recent nonpartisan redistricting.

Democrats, as expected, quickly secured a supermajority in the State Senate on Tuesday.

snip

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/10/us/politics/democrats-likely-to-win-supermajority-in-california-legislature.html?ref=politics&_r=0

15 replies, 1686 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread