Democratic legislative leaders on Friday pulled a bill that would have required greater disclosure of the major financial supports of political advertising for ballot measures, saying the measure did not have the votes to pass this session.
The measure needed a two-thirds vote to pass in both the Senate and Assembly, which it did not have, according to the bill’s author, Sen.
"Labor has made it a priority, so we can't even get a floor jockey" Hill said.
Democrats lost a two-thirds majority in the Senate because of the suspension of three lawmakers currently facing possible prison time for criminal wrongdoing.
Both Leno and Assembly Speaker
"Our work to help ensure that voters are able to make fully-informed decisions at the ballot box clearly is not yet done,'' Leno said.