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Participatory budgeting with voting with the tax you paid

The amount of tax you paid to the State of California is recorded on Participatory Budget System of the State of California. You log in with the your Social Security Number in the System. The amount of tax you paid to the system will be displaid. You can divide the tax you paid and vote whatever project/whatever sector of budget of State of California. E.g. You can pay the Governor or Legislator with the tax you paid ...more »

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Voting through social media !

This idea is geared towards people between the age 18 and 28 (currently voting less than 9% of the time) so that their voices are heard and more accurately represented in the legislative process. Non-presidential voting issues would be presented in a persons newsfeed, similar to a sponsored add on Facebook, but the voting box would have a special "Government Sponsored" tag letting users know that this was ...more »

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Business Related Gov Forms

California has many forms that a business has to fill out. They don't accept most of these forms online, and thus must be filled out by had and mailed in. It is also hard to find which forms need to be filled out. There should be a website so that these forms can be filled out online with autofill, good design, and ease of use. The website-owning-organization would then print out the paper forms in the format that the ...more »

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Simply the Basics

The Mission of Simply the Basics is to provide for an individual, organization, or community their most basic needs with dignity so that they can focus on bigger goals. People are often saying, "If only I had X, then I could improve my life." We simply remove barriers, allowing people to have the opportunity to achieve. According to Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, people are unable to focus on any needs higher ...more »

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Reduce Redundancy, Add Innovation: Prohibit Zombie Bills in CA

Streamline legislative process by prohibiting consideration of any bill that is substantially similar to a previous bill that has previously been defeated in Assembly or Senate, vetoed, or overturned by a court. (This would be a prohibition of "zombie bills" in CA.) This will substantially free up time in the Legislature to focus on innovation while reducing redundancy and taxpayer burden. In each legislative session, ...more »

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The First Free State in 150 years, The Time Has Come For 51

Twenty-one Northern California Counties have 9 state level representatives while the southern 38 counties have 111 state representatives. The Jefferson Declaration Committee has 21 Declarations and Petitions to withdraw from the state of California signed by County Boards of Supervisors. We have active committees in a total of 23 counties. This is a grass roots movement. We have no party backing, nor do we wish any. This ...more »

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RepTalk

When we vote for laws, we have no idea who is representing us. We need an easier way to connect with our representatives and avoid burocratic obstacles. I propose a platform for learning about our reps and video chatting directly with these officials.

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Stop the California Pension Tsunami

The most critical fiscal problem facing state and local governments is skyrocketing defined-benefit pension costs, which are squeezing out traditional services such as police, fire, schools, infrastructure, and libraries. One important policy reform needed in California is for state and local governments to switch employees to 401(k) retirement accounts going forward, a switch that most private-sector companies did years ...more »

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Put cities in the driver's seat

The history of our nation's highway system abounds with the pitfalls of 'leadership from a distance’. Whether wiping out entire neighborhoods or enabling sprawling suburban development, we still feel the effects today. It’s time get back to building great cities by putting the power in the hands of local leaders: -Municipal leaders get 'veto' authority over transportation expenditures within city limits. -Cap state ...more »

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Bring actual democracy to the U.S.A.

California and the United States are Republics, not true democratic states, due to vote count distortions like first past the post and gerrymandered districts, which all mathematically decay into single party +1 states of unequal representation. Well known voting methods that require only trivial ballot changes, studied by institutions like The Center For Election Science, can mitigate the effects and unearned power ...more »

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quality programs for laws

To protect the safety and well being of the public, governmental regulatory agencies enforce high standards of quality for the useful goods and services of major US industries. Let’s expand these quality standards to include laws of government (statutes, regulations, ordinances…), for the same reason. For example, quality design standards for legislative bills would block frivolous and pork barrel laws, and a competent ...more »

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This would make California awesome!

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