CALIFORNIA: Gov Signs Bill Requiring All Presidential Candidates To Release Taxes To Appear On 2020 Ballot

The Sacramento Bee reports:

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom approved a bill on Tuesday to force President Donald Trump to release his tax returns in order to get on the state’s 2020 primary ballot.

While other states have pursued Trump’s taxes, California is the first one in the country to make the disclosure of tax returns a requirement for a ballot spot. Senate Bill 27, dubbed the “Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act,” took effect immediately after Newsom’s signed it.

The proposal from Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, requires all candidates for president and governor to submit the last five years of their tax returns to the Secretary of State. The information will then be published online for the public to see, with contact information, Social Security numbers and medical information redacted.