In addition to highly contested gubernatorial and senate contests, the voters of California will be deciding several of the most important ballot initiatives in the country. From PPIC (PDF): Proposition 19 16. Proposition 19 is called the “Legalizes Marijuana Under California but Not Federal Law. Permits Local Governments to Regulate and Tax Commercial Production, Distribution, [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 21, 2010 11:16 am|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 12, 2010 3:07 pm|
In addition to deciding the makeup of Congress, selecting several governors, and a weighing a host of local races, voters across the country will be voting on 159 statewide ballot measures, of which about 60 are more interesting than bland bond measures. Of these propositions, there are a handful that I believe could have a national or even international impact.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday September 30, 2010 4:22 pm|
Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is out with its poll of all things California politics (pdf). Among the highlights is another confirmation that Barbara Boxer appears to be heading to re-election. The gubernatorial race is effectively tied, Big Oil’s anti-energy reform Proposition 23 is in bad shape and Proposition 19 continues to improve (now [...]
|By: Jon Walker Monday September 27, 2010 1:58 pm|
With real energy reform and/or climate change legislation completely stalled on Capitol Hill, the fight for environmentalists is in the states. One of the most important fights for the environmental movement right now is against big oil’s Proposition 23, which would cripple California’s landmark greenhouse gas legislation. Fortunately for the environmental movement, the fight seems [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday July 29, 2010 9:46 pm|
A new PPIC poll of California shows slim leads for Democrats Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer. The looming cloud is Prop. 23, an effort by big oil companies to suspend the state’s strong climate-change law. Although support for the proposition is weak, the companies’ millions may be able to buy plenty of votes before November.
|By: Jon Walker Friday July 9, 2010 3:13 pm|
Californians want to fight it out on marijuana legalization, ease up on budgeting procedure and stay strong on resisting climate change, according to Field Poll (PDF) results on some of the state’s ballot initiatives. Field surveyed on four of the 10 Propositions that will be on the ballot this November. Prop. 19: Marijuana Legalization The [...]