State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, left, and Assemblyman Ed Chau, D-Arcadia, right, celebrate with Alastair Mactaggart, center, after the Legislature approved their data privacy bill on June 28. Mactaggert removed a similar initiative he sponsored from the November ballot.
State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, left, and Assemblyman Ed Chau, D-Arcadia, right, celebrate with Alastair Mactaggart, center, after the Legislature approved their data privacy bill on June 28. Mactaggert removed a similar initiative he sponsored from the November ballot. Rich Pedroncelli AP
State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, left, and Assemblyman Ed Chau, D-Arcadia, right, celebrate with Alastair Mactaggart, center, after the Legislature approved their data privacy bill on June 28. Mactaggert removed a similar initiative he sponsored from the November ballot. Rich Pedroncelli AP

Is California’s direct democracy threatened by blackmail? Perhaps, but it could be worse

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