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Prop. 31 would have ended California’s republic 9

Nov. 9, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi How could all of the following so-called impartial ballot guides miss a key controversial component of Proposition 31 that would have ended the original republican form of local government in California? * The California

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Prop. 31 loses badly 7

Nov. 7, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Proposition 31 was wiped out by voters yesterday.  The Government Performance and Accountability Act got just 39 percent of the votes, with 61 percent against. Part of the likely reason it lost big was

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Trick or Treat? Proposition 31 is reverse of Prop. 13 9

Oct. 29, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi The California Taxpayer’s Association spotted a provision in Proposition 31 whose importance no one has noticed until now. It appears to prohibit making any cuts or increases to the state budget of $25 million or

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The day after the election 11

Oct. 22, 2012 By Katy Grimes With the 2012 election in full swing, everyone’s focus seems to be on the candidates and ballot initiatives. We are inundated with ludicrous, often irrelevant political advertising. But what happens after the election? What

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Prop. 31 should be an issue for left-wingers, too 8

Oct. 3, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Tom Elias’ Oct. 2 column in the Redding Record Searchlight newspaper inferred Proposition 31 is only being opposed by some right-wing crackpots. Actually, Prop. 31 is far from only a rightwing issue. It should

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Prop. 31 is a Trojan Horse for wealth redistribution 12

Sept. 27, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Recently I was invited to be the “No on Proposition 31” speaker at a local election forum, which I reported on here.  My honorable conservative debate opponent expressed disbelief that Prop. 31 would end

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Beware Prop. 31: a wolf in sheep’s clothing 10

Sept. 22, 2012 By Katy Grimes With all of the focus on the November ballot initiatives to raise taxes, Proposition 31 seems to have quietly avoided heavy scrutiny in the main stream media thus far. But this initiative is a

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Prop. 31 would redistribute local tax dollars 4

Sept. 20, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi On Wednesday at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach, I participated in a debate sponsored by the Orange County Lincoln Club on Proposition 31 on the Nov. 6 ballot. I took the “No” side.

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