Friday, July 22, 2005

Prop 80 kicked off ballot

Proposition 80, the energy re-regulation initiative has joined Prop 77 in the dustbins of November's Special Election.

The 3rd District Court of Appeal, in a 3-0 opinion, tossed Prop 80 off of the ballot today. The prop would have made it so individuals and businesses could not purchase energy outside of the PUC. It was backed by the unions (I still don't fully understand why) and opposed by business (who don't like to be told where they have to buy stuff).

The court found that only the legislator has the authority to give the PUC additional powers so they tossed it.