UC Santa Barbara economics lecturer Lanny Ebenstein can begin collecting signatures for three ballot initiatives that would eliminate public employee collective bargaining, create higher tax rates for six-figure CalPERS and CalSTRS pensions and raise the retirement age for public employees in both systems.
The Secretary of State's office announced today that Ebenstein has until Feb. 3 to collect 807, 615 signatures from qualified voters for each of the measures to put them on a statewide ballot.
We couldn't reach Ebenstein for comment. Last month he said that he had some committed backers but was still trolling for money to back a signature campaign. Click here for an earlier report on Ebenstein's measures.
Three Labor-Related Initiatives Enter Circulation
PHOTO: Lanny Ebenstein / courtesy of Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association