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Why CTA is spending millions to pass Prop. 55

California voters face a daunting challenge in November in that they’ll be asked to become familiar with a stunning 17 ballot measures. Some consultants fear that this will overwhelm many voters, who will choose either to vote no on everything

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – July 5

Hernandez stripped of committee assignments Older Latinos key to defeating legal pot? Will Brown keep his promises on Prop. 30? Spike in violent crime Condoms in porn measure hurts industry, says actress. Rep. Rohrabacher: Let’s give Putin a chance Good

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What initiatives are on the November ballot?

Voters have been warned for a while to be prepared for a seemingly never-ending series of ballot measures, and on Thursday the secretary of state released the final list of what initiatives qualified. Seventeen total. And while voters will read

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – May 11

  Prop. 30 extension qualifies for ballot Kamala Harris under fire UC Regents discuss sexual harassment and violence in private Lawmakers carve out ex parte communications Good morning! We’re told it’s California Day of the Teacher, so be sure to

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Is the state stubbornly running toward financial trouble?

It’s politically popular to rail on the One Percent and demand top earners pay their “fair share.” But they actually already pay a large share, fair or not, which analysts predict could be disastrous to California in the event of an

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – April 21, 2016

Economic outlook grim, reality not as bad. Plus minimum wage, pensions and taxes. Good morning. A new report on the economic forecasts and past performances of the states casts a grim view of California’s outlook, but shows past performance has

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Critics demand accountability for education-funding tax prior to extension vote

Proponents of a 12-year extension of a temporary tax used to bolster education funding may ask voters to consider the measure prior to a full vetting, with critics demanding accountability. By law, the state Controller’s office is supposed to audit Proposition 30’s

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Big money readies for fight over tax extension

A hospital association just pumped $12.5 million into an effort to extend a tax on top earners — a tax that’s provided billions of dollars in education funding since 2012. In fact, the California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems quadrupled its investment

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Initiatives filed to extend Prop. 30 tax hikes

California’s temporary income tax hikes aren’t set to expire until 2018, but that hasn’t stopped Sacramento special interest groups from laying the groundwork for campaigns to extend Proposition 30. In recent months, sponsors of tax increases have filed the necessary

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First debate of 2016 CA election season tackles poverty, taxes

  It’s not even 2016 yet, but the first debate over a probable initiative on the November 2016 ballot took place in Dana Point Monday when former Board of Equalization member Conway Collis squared off with Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association president

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