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May 7, 2010 > Assemblyman Logue's initiative to suspend AB 32 gathers 800,000 signatures

Assemblyman Logue's initiative to suspend AB 32 gathers 800,000 signatures

Submitted By Ken DeVore

North State Assemblyman Dan Logue (R-Linda), author of the California Jobs Initiative, announced on May 3 that enough signatures have been collected to qualify for the November ballot. The Secretary of State's office must receive 434,000 valid signatures, but the California Jobs Initiative Committee has turned in over 800,000 supporting suspension of California's "Global Warming Solutions Act" 2006 or AB 32.

"This is a huge accomplishment for Californians. The initiative to suspend AB 32 has brought all of us together, from the numerous small business associations to the major corporations providing jobs here in California; we're all taking a stand for jobs and the hardworking families of this state," said Logue. "To collect so many signatures in such a short time shows how important this initiative is to the people of California."

Logue first introduced this piece of legislation as AB 118 in 2009 after hearing from hundreds of small businesses struggling to stay afloat in California's weak economy. When AB 118 failed to make it through the Democrat-controlled State Assembly, Logue decided to bring this piece of legislation directly to the people.

The Secretary of State's office must now validate the signatures but the overwhelming number all but assures the success of the measure qualifying for the November ballot.

"My initiative is about saving the one million California jobs that are at risk if AB 32 is implemented. It's about saving our economy and keeping our families working. If the people make their voices heard this November, we can stop the mass exodus of businesses leaving California and end cuts in our education and law enforcement funding," concluded Logue. "This is the first step to get California working again."

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