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  • How will you vote on California's propositions?

    10/17/2012 10:21:41 AM PDT · by unique1 · 55 replies
    The Sun ^ | 10/13/2012 08:00:01 PM PDT | Barbara Jones
    The future of California's education system will be decided Nov. 6, when voters consider two dueling propositions that would raise taxes to support public schools. Proposition 30, backed by Gov. Jerry Brown, and Prop. 38, bankrolled by civil-rights attorney Molly Munger, each would generate billions of dollars for public education, which has been hard hit by the state's financial crisis. Read more: http://www.sbsun.com/ci_21761230/propositions-30-and-38-voters-size-up-dueling?source=most_viewed#ixzz29ZqW23QA
  • California: November 2012 Statewide Ballot Measures

    07/09/2012 7:07:43 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 22 replies
    November 2012 Statewide Ballot Measures Proposition 30 Initiative Constitutional Amendment 1578. (12-0009) - Final Random Sample Update - 06/20/12 Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Qualified: 06/20/12 Proponent: Thomas A. Willis c/o Karen Getman (510) 346-6200 Increases personal income tax on annual earnings over $250,000 for seven years. Increases sales and use tax by ¼ cent for four years. Allocates temporary tax revenues 89 percent to K-12 schools and 11 percent to community colleges. Bars use of funds for administrative costs, but provides local school governing boards discretion to decide, in open meetings...
  • CALIFORNIA: Will 2012 be a pileup for reform initiatives?

    11/27/2011 9:01:43 AM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/27/11 | Editor
    Some are deriding Nicolas Berggruen and other wealthy reform advocates for jumping into the initiative fray with plans for fixing California's tax system, schools and other services. This editorial board has long been leery of initiatives, and we certainly understand why many are angry about wealth disparities that have grown wider since the recession. Yet Californians shouldn't reflexively reject a reform measure because its backers are wealthy. Instead, we should welcome the energy behind any and all efforts to fix California's governance and finances, and recognize that any change in the status quo will require not only strong grass-roots support,...
  • CA: Tom McClintock on the Propositions

    10/29/2010 1:08:50 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 84 replies
    tommcclintock.com ^ | 10/28/10 | Tom McClintock
    Prop 19: When Worlds Collide.  NO.   If this simply allowed people to cultivate and smoke marijuana themselves and left the rest of us alone, it would be worth considering.   But it goes much further and provides that “no person shall be … discriminated against or denied any right or privilege” for pot use, inviting a lawsuit every time an employer tries to require a drug test, for example.  If you want to smoke pot in your own world, I don’t care.  But don’t bring it into mine.     Prop 20: Congressional Redistricting. YES.  This finishes the work we began in...
  • The Propositions (106 amends Arizona Constitution to block any rules mandating Commiecare™)

    10/27/2010 6:44:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Wildcat ^ | 10/27/10
    The PropositionsBy Arizona Daily Wildcat Updated: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 03:10 Proposition 106 Proposition 106 would amend the Arizona Constitution to block any rules mandating participation in a health care system. It purports to ensure that Arizona residents have the right to enroll in a private health care system. In reality, the chief goal of Prop. 106 is to undermine federal law, in particular H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, better known by the pejorative "Obamacare." However, anyone with a basic knowledge of civics understands that states cannot override federal law; this attempt to do so is...
  • California Proposition Guide

    10/14/2010 5:50:05 PM PDT · by Randy Larsen · 14 replies
    This is a list of the propositions on the 2010 California ballot with my personal choices below...
  • Prop 22: A heated battle for public money

    09/27/2010 4:08:44 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 5 replies
    San Jose MercuryNews ^ | 9/21/10 | Kurtis Alexander
    WATSONVILLE - Like many California cities, Watsonville has trimmed its police force, cut hours at the library and scaled back maintenance at parks. City Manager Carlos Palacios says that's expected during tough times, when tax revenues from business and property owners are down. What's not expected, he says, is having state lawmakers snatch local funds to help balance their budget. "We're getting hit twice. Not only are own revenues down, but we have the state taking our money," Palacio protests. "Some governments that serve more wealthy communities might have a cushion to offset this. But when you cut our funds,...
  • Prop. 20 extends good redistricting ideas

    09/22/2010 2:39:18 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 1 replies
    Desert Dispatch ^ | September 19, 2010 | OC Register Staff
    Proposition 20 is an essential political reform in line with the desires of the voting public. We recommend a vote Nov. 2 in favor of Prop. 20, which would remove the power from members of Congress from California to draw their own legislative districts and place that responsibility in the hands of the state's independent California Citizens Redistricting Commission. ... Voters should be careful not to confuse Prop. 20, which we view as the "good" redistricting proposition, with Prop. 27, the "bad" redistricting proposition. Prop. 27 would essentially undo the good work of 2008's Prop. 11 for state offices, hamstring...
  • 2 California propositions could undo budget patch (Howling Libtard Alert)

    08/03/2010 10:50:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies · 138+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 4, 2010 | Shane Goldmacher
    Two propositions on the November ballot could create a $1-billion hole in California's already beleaguered budget by undoing one of the few agreements that lawmakers and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger have struck this year to shrink the deficit. Tucked into both measures, written before the budget agreement, are provisions that apply retroactively to all of 2010. Opponents are now accusing the special interests behind the initiatives of pressing their agendas at the expense of the state. "These two initiatives are Exhibits A and B as to why the initiative process needs to be reformed," said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg...
  • KFI's John and Ken savoring victory in defeat of California propositions - listen online

    05/20/2009 3:15:48 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 15 replies · 1,075+ views
    kfi ^ | 5-20-09 | dfu
    Listen to John and Ken savor victory over those who have been destroying California with runaway spending. Props 1A through 1E were trounced big time. We have had enough. The state needs to do a Chapter 9 and gets its house in order. LISTEN ONLINE TO JOHN AND KEN ON KFI They played a clip of a previous Arnold statement in which he was celebrating with peppermint Schnaps. They celebrated and drank it on the air last night. Ken drank some more this morning.
  • California's electorate as dysfunctional as Legislature?

    05/20/2009 5:47:09 AM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 31 replies · 1,122+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 9:24 p.m. May 19, 2009 | James P. Sweeney
    SACRAMENTO – A few weeks ago, a voter at a gathering organized by campaign consultants said he believed cutting schools, police and fire departments would be disastrous. But that didn't mean he was ready to vote for the budget-related measures on Tuesday's ballot. “The moderator said 'You just said these things would be horrible. How can you still vote no?' ” recalled Rick Claussen, chief strategist for the campaign in favor of Propositions 1A-1F. “He said, 'Because I'm mad and I want to send Sacramento a message and I want to punish the politicians.' ”
  • Election Day Tommorrow in California, Vote NO on Prop 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, Yes on 1F

    05/18/2009 5:54:50 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 26 replies · 1,210+ views
    California Secretary of State ^ | May 18, 2009 | steelers6
    PROPOSITION 1A STATE BUDGET. CHANGES CALIFORNIA BUDGET PROCESS. LIMITS STATE SPENDING. INCREASES “RAINY DAY” BUDGET STABILIZATION FUND. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OFFICIAL TITLE AND SUMMARY -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE BUDGET. CHANGES CALIFORNIA BUDGET PROCESS. LIMITS STATE SPENDING. INCREASES “RAINY DAY” BUDGET STABILIZATION FUND. Increases size of state “rainy day” fund from 5% to 12.5% of the General Fund. A portion of the annual deposits into that fund would be dedicated to savings for future economic downturns, and the remainder would be available to fund education, infrastructure, and debt repayment, or for use in a declared emergency. Requires additional revenue above historic trends to be deposited...
  • Heads Up, CA! Editorial: Vote 'No' on All Six State Propositions

    05/18/2009 5:29:51 AM PDT · by kellynla · 40 replies · 1,407+ views
    The spendthrift governor and Legislature over-taxed and over-spent California state government into its current predicament. They put government employees first and taxpayers second. They routinely overestimated future revenue while consistently mismanaging the cash on hand. Their fiscal appetites regularly were greater than what they could afford, and they put off solving their financial problems by borrowing more and more, and shifting money around to pay for things taxpayers didn't intend that money to be spent on. This should tell voters everything they need to know about Propositions 1A-1F on Tuesday's special election ballot. The same people who created this mess...
  • California Screamin’

    05/17/2009 1:06:48 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 57 replies · 4,311+ views
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 5/17/2009 | Guy Smith
    The end of Washington’s spending spree may soon come thanks to incautious California. The day care center known as the California Legislature has led the State of Disaster to fiscal ruin. So bad is the situation here in the Shaky State that politicians - unable to balance the budget without bankrupting the taxpayers - rigged a series of ballot propositions to do jigger the books. ... Odds of these ballot measures passing is slightly below Hell’s sixth ring. If they fail, California’s $42 billion shortage combined with its junk bond rating would likely push the Land of Fruits and Nuts...
  • Central Valley Tea Party No On 1A-1F

    05/12/2009 10:15:36 AM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 10 replies · 628+ views
    Facebook/CentralValleyTeaParty.com ^ | Recently | Melissa Courtney
    People of the Central Valley Type: Causes - Protest Network: Global Date: Saturday, May 16, 2009 Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Location: Blackstone and Shaw Street: Blackstone and Shaw City/Town: Fresno, CA Email: teaparty@centralvaleeyteaparty.com What’s Prop 1A?  Prop 1A is a separate measure on the May 19 Special Election ballot that promises a so-called “rainy day” fund along with tax increases that were part of the budget deal negotiated by Governor Schwarzenegger and the Legislature in February. Instead of making our budget process more transparent and accountable, Prop 1A does the opposite. Its complex formulas and fine print mean unintended...
  • State's Future At Stake In May 19 Vote

    05/09/2009 10:21:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 46 replies · 1,225+ views
    SFChronicle ^ | May 09th 2009
    State's future at stake in May 19 vote John Wildermuth,Matthew Yi May 9, 2009 If California voters reject a package of budget measures in next week's special election, it will set off a fiscal free-for-all that could set the state's course for years to come. Defeat of the measures on the May 19 ballot would chop nearly $6 billion in expected revenue from next year's budget, on top of a projected $8 billion deficit left by shrinking tax collections. Proposals by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and others to close that gap are driving a wildfire of criticism across the state. Deep...
  • Poll: One Month From California Special Election, Opposition Grows to 5 of 6 Ballot Measures

    04/23/2009 3:19:37 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 17 replies · 1,251+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 04/23/09 | SurveyUSA
    As early voting begins on six state of California ballot propositions, opposition is growing to 5 of the 6 measures, according to this latest SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KABC-TV Los Angeles, KPIX-TV San Francisco, KGTV-TV San Diego, and KFSN-TV Fresno. Because turnout in a special election is typically low, and because voters do not focus until the last minute, many 'likely voters' interviewed by SurveyUSA say they are not yet certain how they will vote on the measures. Any outcome remains possible. On Proposition 1A, The Rainy Day Budget Stabilization and Accountability Fund, 42% of voters today are certain...
  • Our View: Time to put Sacramento on the wagon (CA Special Election)

    04/21/2009 5:05:46 PM PDT · by concentric circles · 7 replies · 479+ views
    The Newhall Signal ^ | 4/18/09 | Lila Littlejohn, Managing Editor
    California voters are fed up. And they should be. The quacks who occupy the chairs in the state Senate and Assembly have driven our state’s financial train to a wreck, and even Arnold Schwarzenegger has broken the tax-cutting promises that transformed him into the Governator. Maybe we should have seen his tag line coming: “I’ll be back — with a tax hike.” Now these jokers are asking you, the voters and taxpayers of this once-fine state, to enable their uncontrolled tax-and-spend binges, just as a friend or family member might enable an alcoholic before discovering Al-Anon. We say enough is...
  • Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association's 2008 Ballot Recommendations

    10/24/2008 3:28:57 PM PDT · by Czar · 42 replies · 669+ views
    Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association ^ | October 24, 2008 | Jon Coupal
    T A X P A Y E R U P D A T E . . . from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (www.HJTA.org) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- HJTA's 2008 Ballot Recommendations Propositions 1, 3 and 10 on this November's ballot, if approved, will add another $32 billion -- including interest -- to our alreadysubstantial debt burden. Vote no on Propositions 1, 3 and 10. With state and local governments massively in debt, HJTA also urges voters to reject all local bonds. HJTA recommends approval of Proposition 11. This will make legislative elections more competitive and politicians more responsive to average voters.
  • California Proposition 11 -- Redistricting

    10/16/2008 12:40:17 PM PDT · by Czar · 25 replies · 735+ views
    Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association | October 16, 2008 | Jon Coupal
    Jarvis Taxpayers Association Endorses Proposition 11 The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has announced the endorsement of Proposition 11 to stop the conflict of interest of lawmakers drawing their own districts and choosing the voters they want to help ensure their reelection. "The current system fixes elections so that fewer than five percent of state representatives face a challenge to their reelection," said HJTA president Jon Coupal. "This has resulted in a climate where lawmakers do not have to be accountable to voters for effectively addressing problems like on-going budget deficits and out-of-control spending." Proposition 11 will take the power to...
  • CA: More Debt? You've Got to be Kidding! ( $16 Billion - Propositions 1A, 3, and 10 )

    10/10/2008 9:05:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 589+ views
    FlashReport ^ | 10/10/08 | Jon Coupal
    Even in the best of times, the three major bond proposals on the November ballot would merit a thumbs down. Propositions 1A, 3, and 10 would put taxpayers another $16 billion in debt to fund some dubious projects. Proposition 1A spends $10 billion as a down payment on a massive bullet train project. Promoters, which includes the company responsible for Boston's infamous "Big Dig" disaster, claim the project can be completed for about $50 billion. However, a just released study by transportations experts, which includes a former president of the High Speed Rail Association and a former member of the...
  • Striking Changes in Arizona as Illegal Immigrants Flee the State

    05/16/2008 9:02:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies · 254+ views
    The Loft (GOPUSA blog) ^ | May 15, 2008 | Rachel Alexander
    Since Arizona’s local law enforcement began enforcing illegal immigration laws and an employer sanctions law went into effect, illegal immigrants have been fleeing the state in large numbers. The effects have been far-ranging. Commuters are reporting fewer vehicles on the freeways, shortening their rush-hour commutes. What had become a serious transportation problem in Arizona is losing its urgency. English Learner Language (ELL) students started dropping out of school. This helped end a confrontation between the state legislature and a liberal federal judge who had ordered the state to spend more money on ELL classes. Fewer illegal immigrants are using hospital...
  • CA Ballot Measures (Analyzed by CA Republican Assembly)

    01/29/2008 11:46:05 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 10 replies · 97+ views
    California Republican Assembly ^ | CA Republican Assembly
    Proposition 91– Yes (This more firmly dedicates gasoline sales taxes to transportation projects.) Proposition 92 – No (This is "ballot box budgeting" at its worst. It would irresponsibly reduce community college tuition, regardless of need, while permanently increasing taxpayer subsidies.) Proposition 93 – No! (This is phony term limits reform designed to keep Democrat leaders in office longer. Whether you support term limits or hate them, this proposition is a fraud and it should be defeated.) Proposition 94 - Yes (The referendum would ratify the compact with the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians. Indian gaming has been terrible for...
  • CA: Voters should reject Propositions 94, 95, 96, 97

    01/14/2008 10:22:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 158+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 1/14/08 | Editorial
    A staggering amount of money is being spent to persuade state voters to ratify four Indian gambling deals. If approved, Propositions 94, 95, 96 and 97 would authorize 17,000 more slot machines for four of the state's wealthiest gambling tribes. The deals would catapult California into the gambling big leagues, well beyond the modest increase voters were promised when they first authorized Nevada-style gambling for tribes in 1998. This page has consistently opposed the expansion of gambling, beginning with the state lottery. We oppose the new gambling deals contained in these referendum initiatives, too. Gambling is the wrong way to...
  • Poll: California voters still like the power at ballot box(immigration top issue, 60% app. gov)

    12/07/2006 6:07:08 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 42 replies · 728+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Dec. 7, 2006 | Paul Feist
    Poll: California voters still like the power they have at the ballot box, express optimism for bipartisanship in Sacramento (full title) A new PPIC poll finds that 69 percent of the voters who participated in the Nov. 7 election are satisfied with the initiative process. This despite the fact that the ballot contained 13 measures * Immigration is rated the top issue (20 percent of voters), followed by the economy (14 percent) and education (13 percent) * Fifty-eight percent of voters surveyed say they expect the governor and Legislature will be able to work together to accomplish a lot next...
  • Measures to weigh rights of entrants (Illegal Aliens only right is to GO HOME!)

    10/15/2006 2:34:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 643+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Brady McCombs
    The Nov. 7 general election will offer a glimpse into Arizonans' attitudes toward illegal immigrants in their midst. The ballot includes a trio of questions aimed at denying rights or services to those here illegally. Should they be allowed to take adult-education classes at community colleges? Or be given in-state tuition at colleges and universities? Or be eligible for state child-care assistance? Proposition 300 would deny them all those services. Another proposal, Proposition 100, would deny bail to illegal immigrants who commit serious felonies, while Proposition 102 would prohibit them from getting punitive damages in civil lawsuits. These are put...
  • Vote No on Proposition 90 In California [Rebuttal?]

    09/19/2006 12:33:37 PM PDT · by E-Mat · 24 replies · 964+ views
    Ezine Articles.com ^ | September 4, 2006 | Linda Meckler
    Do you live in a Mobile Home Park and rent a mobile home? Do you want your rent gauging stopped? Did you know that Rent Control Ordinances and the Mobile Home Residency Law could be lost if the initiative passes.We the people that live in Mobile Home Parks must all unite and defeat Proposition 90. If we do not defeat Proposition 90, we the owners of our Mobile Homes are in a world of trouble.We could lose our homes.For more information on Proposition 90 - Go to Californians Against the Taxpayer Trap =>http://noprop90.com/facts/There will not be any rent control and...
  • McClintok on the propositions

    08/10/2006 11:43:00 AM PDT · by TheOracleAtLilac · 11 replies · 349+ views
    McClintok website ^ | 8/10/06 | Tom McClintok
    McClintock Reviews the November Ballot Propositions General Election - November 7, 2006 Prop. 1A Transportation Funding Protection:  YES!  For years, the Legislature has raided our highway taxes for general fund spending.  Though it’s more window dressing than relief, this measure makes it marginally harder to do so. Prop. 1B Transportation Bond:  NO!  Although some of this money is for long overdue road construction, most goes for equipment, maintenance and social programs that will be obsolete decades before our children have finished paying off the debt.  Californians pay the third highest tax per gallon of gasoline in the country –...
  • CA: Elections chief initiates propositions reform

    03/24/2006 9:27:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 267+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/24/06 | Steve Geissinger
    SACRAMENTO — California's top elections official Thursday said he has a remedy for voters who say they are sick of being propositioned endlessly by everyone from governors to masked interests, using everything from twisted ads to flurries of fliers. Secretary of State Bruce McPherson and lawmakers, backed by the League of Women Voters, pitched a bipartisan package of initiative-revamp bills that would let the Legislature adopt a proposition, avoiding a nasty, costly campaign. McPherson said at a Capitol news conference that the legislation would "provide greater access for all Californians, strengthen the integrity of the initiative process and result in...
  • Arnold + Tom McClintock rally pic

    11/07/2005 11:48:39 AM PST · by calif_reaganite · 22 replies · 987+ views
    AP | Nov. 5, 2005 | AP
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, right, celebrates with State Sen. Tom McClintock, R-Thousand Oaks in Irwindale, Calif., during his special election campaign bus tour of southern California, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005.
  • Field Poll: No side leads Yes side on all four of the propositions backed by Governor Schwarzenegger

    11/01/2005 6:38:12 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 903+ views
    Field.com ^ | 11/01/05 | Mark DiCamillo and Mervin Field
    NO side leads YES side on all four of the propositions backed by Governor Schwarzenegger.
  • DFU SONG: Look for the Silver Lining (look for the union label song - L.A. union thugs)

    10/30/2005 9:37:33 PM PST · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 405+ views
    DFU SONGS | 10-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING la la la la la la la la la...la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la When our leftists pals need help...we show up in force Do we turn to vi-o-lence? Well, yes we do, of course We will stand united 'cause united we will win the day So look for the union goon squads...we'll always be there for DemocRATS Your propositions have us out screaming...you'll take a reeming...that's that From a fist, your lip is fat So look for the union goon squads...our...
  • Voters to Weigh Propositions in 7 States

    10/30/2005 7:25:52 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 2 replies · 476+ views
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 30, 2005 | DAVID CRARY
    Gay Rights, Teen Abortion Among Issues Facing Voters in Ballot Measures in Seven States As is often the case, California has the most intriguing mix of propositions including four backed by Schwarzenegger, the Republican governor, to curb the power of the Democratic-controlled Legislature and the state's public employee unions. Another measure, notable in a state with liberal leanings, would require parents to be notified when a minor seeks an abortion. Texas voters are expected to approve a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriages a step already taken in 18 other states. In Maine, a conservative alliance is urging voters to...
  • CA: Poll numbers clash on propositions

    10/23/2005 10:06:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 442+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 10/22/05 | William Finn Bennett
    All those polling numbers about ballot initiatives got you feeling dazed and confused? You're not alone. With the conflicting numbers shown in recent public opinion polls, many voters must be wondering just what is going on. Check out one poll on Proposition 76, a state spending-cap proposal, and it appears that 58 percent of voters support the initiative while 36 percent oppose it. Check out another poll and it appears that just the opposite is true, with 19 percent saying they support the measure and 65 percent saying they oppose it. Another recent poll shows similar numbers, with 63 percent...
  • 2005 California Special Election (Arnold Winning On Initiatives! A Blueprint For The GOP In 06 & 08?

    10/21/2005 8:21:40 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 15 replies · 1,141+ views
    RealClear Politics ^ | October 15-17, 2005 | Staff
    [1] Proposition 73: Parental Notification Termination of minor's pregnancy. Waiting Period and Parental Notification. Initiative Constitutional Amendment Survey USA (10/15-17) Yes 60% No 38% Und 2% Spread +22 [2] Proposition 74: Public School Teachers Tenure Public School Teachers. Waiting Period for Permanent Status. Dismissal. Initiative Statute Survey USA (10/15-17) Yes 53% No 45% Und 1% Spread +8 [3] Proposition 75: Union Dues -- Political Contributions Public Employee Union Dues. Required Employee Consent for Political Contributions. Initiative Statute Survey USA (10/15-17) Yes 56% No 42% Und 2% Spread +14
  • CA: Information on televised special election voter forum (10/24 - separate Pro and Con sections)

    10/20/2005 7:48:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 248+ views
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will answer questions about his special election initiatives during a voter forum Monday night in Walnut Creek. The Contra Costa Times newspaper and KTVU Channel 2 News are sponsoring the event. DATE: Monday, Oct. 24 TIME: 6 p.m. HOSTED BY: KTVU Channel 2 News of Oakland and the Contra Costa Times of Walnut Creek. AIRS ON: KTVU Channel 2 and KQED-FM radio, both in the San Francisco Bay area. The program also will be webcast live on http://www.ktvu.com and the Contra Costa Times website, http://www.cctimes.com DURATION: 90 minutes, to be broadcast live and commercial-free. LOCATION: Dean Lesher...
  • SurveyUSA: All 5 CA Ballot Propositions Still Leading ... But 3 Are Narrowing

    10/19/2005 6:53:09 AM PDT · by RogerWilko · 12 replies · 687+ views
    SurveyUSA.com ^ | 10/18/2005 | SurveyUSA
    All 5 CA Ballot Propositions Still Leading ... But 3 Are Narrowing: In an election today, 10/18/05, 3 weeks to the 11/8/05 vote, California voters approve Proposition 73, Proposition 74, Proposition 75, Proposition 76 and Proposition 77, according to an exclusive SurveyUSA poll of 613 likely voters. Proposition 73, on parental notification for abortions on minors, passes by 22 points. In an identical SurveyUSA poll 2 weeks ago, Proposition 73 passed by 20 points. Proposition 74, on teacher tenure, passes by 8 points today. 2 weeks ago, it passed by 11 points. Propositions 75, 76, and 77 have lost support:...
  • California League of Cities votes to support Proposition 76

    10/13/2005 4:51:35 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 3 replies · 410+ views
    Desert Dispatch ^ | Oct. 11, 2005 | TRACIE TROHA
    SACRAMENTO -- Delegates to the California League of Cities voted by a narrow margin to support Proposition 76, the "Live Within our Means Act" sponsored by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The 135-124 vote came Saturday during the final hours of the League's annual three-day conference in San Francisco. Victorville Mayor Mike Rothschild, who attended the conference and lobbied other cities to support the issue, said the vote was difficult to pass because League delegates were "almost divided on staying neutral." "There were 486 voting members. We had to work very hard to get their support, " Rothschild said. "By the last...
  • Sen. McCain campaigns for Schwarzenegger initiatives

    10/12/2005 10:21:35 PM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 6 replies · 263+ views
    Sen. McCain campaigns for Schwarzenegger initiatives Tuesday, October 11, 2005; Posted: 3:57 p.m. EDT (19:57 GMT) BURBANK, California (AP) -- With his popularity at an all-time low, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger turned Monday to Republican Sen. John McCain to help sell his November ballot proposals to a skeptical public. In appearances with the governor in Burbank and Oakland, the Arizona senator urged California voters to support the four initiatives backed by Schwarzenegger on the special election ballot. "I have campaigned for reform efforts all over the country," McCain said. "What happens in California has significant effect in states like mine...
  • Propositions From Arnold (The Terminator may do some terminating after all.)

    10/12/2005 1:22:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 623+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 10/12/2005 | Peter Hannaford
    Last January, with his popularity apparently invincible, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced plans for a special election this year to give Californians a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put sense into the state's budget and reform its political culture. One of his proposals was to put the state's expensive public employee pension program under the same reform microscope corporate pensions had been undergoing. He underestimated the response. In San Francisco to give a speech, Schwarzenegger found the hotel surrounded by angry firefighters, nurses and teachers, all denouncing him. Since these groups, generically, are held in high esteem by the public, Schwarzenegger soon pulled...
  • Voters Like Spending Cap But Not Its Cost (Liberal L.A Times Big Government Whine Alert)

    10/07/2005 5:13:25 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 14 replies · 417+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/07/05 | Evan Halper
    The Republican governor is pitching Proposition 76, which he calls the "Live Within Our Means Act," as the best way out of California's chronic deficits. But voters appear to lose interest when they learn of the sacrifices that will be needed to allow the state to truly live within its means. The measure makes clear that it can't be done without limiting spending on the education and healthcare programs that account for more than three-quarters of the state's general fund. "Voters like the idea of government living within its means," said Mark Baldassare, director of research for the Public Policy...
  • Back Prop. 76, governor urges

    10/07/2005 10:37:04 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 255+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/7/5 | Peter Hecht
    SAN FRANCISCO - Employing fiery rhetoric warning of fiscal thievery by state lawmakers, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday implored a reluctant organization representing 478 California cities to endorse a ballot initiative to give him enhanced powers to shape the state budget. Appearing at the League of California Cities' annual conference, the Republican governor told a crowd of mayors, city council members and other local officials that they are in danger of future seizures of local tax revenues by state lawmakers if voters don't pass Proposition 76 in the Nov. 8 special election. Sell It Yourself The league's board of directors...
  • Unions Face Tough Fight on Prop 75 (CA)

    10/06/2005 4:19:38 PM PDT · by Moose Dung · 7 replies · 573+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 10/05/2005 | Laura Kurtzman
    Unions face tough fight on Prop. 75 SACRAMENTO - As they mobilize to defeat a ballot measure that could sharply limit their political activities, unions are finding one of their toughest jobs is persuading their own members to oppose it. Proposition 75 on the Nov. 8 special-election ballot would prohibit public-employee unions from using dues for political purposes without written consent from members. -snip- Close Race The union survey by San Francisco pollster David Binder sampled 777 AFL-CIO-affiliated union members. Initially, they split 47 percent in favor of the measure to 46 percent against. After being told that unions were...
  • Ray Haynes (R): Arnold Insists and Persists. Reform Is Necessary

    10/02/2005 2:32:17 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 52 replies · 776+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | Sept. 30, 2005 | Ray Haynes
    In January, the governor issued a challenge to the Legislature's Democrats: change how you do business, or I will change it for you. The Democrats yawned. They were sure that Schwarzenegger would cave. The Democrats had been in charge before he got there, and they would be in charge long after he was gone. But a funny thing happened: Schwarzenegger didn't cave. How could that be, they asked, since he knows we are in charge. Schwarzenegger said: Tough: change is necessary. He said he would qualify initiatives, call a special election, and get the people to bring about change. The...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger. Samson shorn?

    10/01/2005 2:45:33 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 6 replies · 436+ views
    The Economist ^ | Sept. 29, 2005 | The Economist
    The prospect of a disastrous special election—and a rival from Tinseltown IS THE Gubernator about to suffer political humiliation? On November 8th, California's voters will be summoned to a special election—and, if the opinion polls are right, they will rebuff most, if not all, of the ballot initiatives Arnold Schwarzenegger deems essential for his “year of reform”. Mr Schwarzenegger launched his campaign in January as an admirably bold bid to fix California's budgeting system. This is a mess thanks to two things: spending increases mandated by the voters; and a legislative stalemate between a Democratic majority that wants to protect...
  • Governor Schwarzenegger Tells It Like It Is

    09/27/2005 9:41:40 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 12 replies · 453+ views
    Human Events ^ | Sept. 27, 2005 | Assemblyman Chuck DeVore
    Revving up his campaign to reclaim the political initiative in California, Governor Schwarzenegger addressed a bipartisan crowd of 1,000 people at the Orange County Forum on September 26. In his prepared remarks, he urged the crowd to support his four reform measures on the November 8 special election, Propositions 74 through 77. He then detailed why Prop. 76, the Budget Reform initiative, was deserving of support, specifically countering the false claims made by the union-sponsored attack ads. He asserted that two-thirds of the governors in America have similar powers to reduce spending in line with revenue if the legislature refuses...
  • Here's How I See the Ballot Propositions for the Special Election(CA)

    09/10/2005 2:05:18 PM PDT · by radar101 · 13 replies · 361+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | September 09, 2005 | Tom McClintock
    I've been getting calls about the various ballot propositions for the Special Election. Here's how I see them: Proposition 73: Parental Notification for Abortion. If parental consent is required for a child to use a tanning booth or get her ears pierced, shouldn’t parents at least be notified if she’s getting an abortion? YES. Whether you’re pro-life or pro-choice, this should be the all-time no-brainer. Proposition 74: Teacher Tenure. Do parents have a right to expect a higher level of competence before a teacher is granted life-time tenure? YES. This modest measure simply increases the teacher probation period from two...
  • Few Calif. voters back governor's measures (PPIC poll)

    08/24/2005 10:15:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 469+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/24/05 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California voters are showing little enthusiasm for two of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's three special election proposals, according to a poll that also reveals continuing discontent with the governor's job performance. The Public Policy Institute of California poll, released Thursday, is the latest in recent months to indicate the governor faces a tough task persuading voters to approve his slate of initiatives on Nov. 8. Voters said they are increasingly disenchanted with Schwarzenegger's performance, with just 34 percent saying they approve of the job he's doing. More than half also viewed the Legislature with disapproval. "What this...
  • Web site shows health insurance mandate winning, but officials see likely error

    11/30/2004 8:12:58 PM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies · 489+ views
    AP ^ | 11/30/4
    SACRAMENTO -- A state Web site Tuesday reported a come-from-behind victory for the Nov. 2 ballot measure that requires large and midsize employers to help pay for employee health insurance, but officials said the results were probably in error. Caren Daniels-Meade, a spokeswoman for the secretary of state's office, said one of the counties reporting late vote totals probably reversed its results. "It's been known to happen," she said. Proposition 72 was trailing 51 percent to 49 percent on election night, but the secretary of state's Web site late Tuesday listed the final results as 50.5 percent for the measure...
  • Surprise Shift in Prop. 72 Vote Tally - (Mandatory Health Coverage by Employers Passes in CA?)

    12/01/2004 7:12:43 AM PST · by So Cal Rocket · 8 replies · 754+ views
    LA TImes ^ | 12/1/04 | By Jordan Rau and Tim Reiterman, Times Staff Writers
    Late ballots appear to make measure requiring health insurance coverage a winner. But a clerical error may be responsible, officials say. SACRAMENTO — The fate of a statewide proposition mandating health insurance coverage — assumed to have been defeated in the Nov. 2 election — was thrown into confusion Tuesday night after the secretary of state's office reported that late-counted ballots had given Proposition 72 a narrow margin of victory. But state elections officials, who had posted the results on the secretary of state's website after the close of business Tuesday, removed them a few hours later, fearing that a...