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Court Knocks Re-Regulation Measure Off Nov. 8 Ballot

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Sacramento, CA — A Sacramento court has ordered another initiative off California´s November ballot.

This time it´s an attempt by consumer advocates to re-regulate the state´s electricity market.

A three-judge panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled Friday that Proposition 80 is unquestionably invalid because it would give broader powers to the Public Utilities Commission.

The court says the state constitution only allows the Legislature to increase the P-U-C´s jurisdiction.

The decision was issued a day after a Sacramento Superior Court judge removed Proposition 77 from the ballot.

Proposition 77 is Governor Schwarzenegger´s attempt to change who draws legislative and congressional districts, from the ballot. Supporters of both measures say they´ll appeal.

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