via The Sacramento Bee:
Two state senators are introducing legislation to require presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to appear on the California ballot, a direct response to President-elect Donald Trump’s refusal to disclose his tax documents prior to the November election... The bill, which will be co-introduced by Wiener and Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, in January, is modeled after New York’s TRUMP Act, also known as Senate S8217. Introduced by Sen. Brad Hoylman, the New York bill requires presidential and vice presidential candidates to file five years of tax income returns at least 50 days before the general election.
Even if only reliably blue states succeeded in making this a requirement, Trumpish disclosure norm violations would be halted. @ShirleyJahad— Dale Carrico (@dalecarrico) December 23, 2016
Nothing could be clearer than that democratic norms we counted on must be made into legal requirements when a major party rejects democracy.— Dale Carrico (@dalecarrico) December 23, 2016