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Measure G supporters winning SLO fundraising battle

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Supporters of Measure G, a proposed half-cent sales tax in San Luis Obispo for the next eight years, are easily winning the fundraising battle with their opponents, recently released campaign finance reports show. As of Sept. 30,... (Continue reading)

California measure calls for sending fewer criminals to prison

California voters will decide in next month’s election whether to reclassify a host of felony crimes relating to drugs and theft as misdemeanors, thus reducing the amount of convicts sentenced to prison. [New York Times] Proposition 47 calls for redefining... (Continue reading)

Marijuana group pushing for 2016 legalization measure

The nation’s largest marijuana policy organization is launching a fundraising effort to place a legalization initiative on the 2016 California ballot. The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is filing a committee Wednesday with the California Secretary of State to begin raising... (Continue reading)

SLO’s Measure G deserves a yes

OPINION By CLINT PEARCE, ANDREA PEASE and PIERRE RADEMAKER As the co-chairs of SLO Citizens for Measure G, we firmly believe that Measure G will benefit all San Luis Obispo residents and therefore deserves the community’s support. As a reminder,... (Continue reading)

California Supreme Court rules voter initiatives exempt from CEQA

By STEW JENKINS and KAREN VELIE The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that land use planning by voter qualified initiative is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); even if a city council adopts the voter initiative to avoid... (Continue reading)

Voters to decide on Price Canyon development issues

Pismo Beach voters will get to decide between two development plans for Price Canyon after a proposed initiative received the required approvals to be placed on the Nov. 3 ballot. A group dubbed Save Price Canyon garnered the required signatures... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach council may place sales tax renewal on ballot

Pismo Beach city staffers are recommending a 12-year extension of the city’s half-cent sales tax. In 2008, Pismo Beach voters approved a half-cent sales tax, which is set to expire at the end of next March. On Tuesday, the Pismo... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach group’s large lot ballot initiative

A group of Pismo Beach residents are working to promote a ballot initiative focused on requiring large acreage developments on the east side of the city. The group dubbed Save Price Canyon is working to get the required signatures to... (Continue reading)

Gavin Newsom to head Marijuana legalization panel

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will head a panel studying marijuana legalization in California, with an eye toward drafting a measure for the 2016 presidential-year ballot. The American Civil Liberties Union’s new panel will monitor marijuana issues in Washington and Colorado,... (Continue reading)

Poll suggests pot legalization imminent

A new poll by an influential study group shows that the biggest hurdle facing legalization of marijuana in California is just getting a measure before voters. (San Jose Mercury News) A Public Policy Institute of California poll showed the margin... (Continue reading)



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