Articles Tagged With ‘California Ballot Initiatives’

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Porn studios employ California blackout to counter condom initiative

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California porn connoisseurs are stumbling into digital barriers which could be impeding them from getting their daily fix. In response to a state ballot measure that calls for requiring adult film performers to wear condoms during sexual intercourse, several pornography... (Continue reading)

California pot growers split over marijuana legalization


Due to concerns over potential competition and burdensome regulation, many California marijuana growers plan to vote against the November ballot measure on pot legalization. The initiative is still expected to pass. [Reuters] The California Growers Association trade group took a... (Continue reading)

California initiative expected to generate billions in marijuana sales


With a proposed marijuana cultivation ban slated to return to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, some local officials are weighing the potential harm pot farms pose to public health and safety against the possible financial... (Continue reading)

Who is spending what on California ballot measures?


A total of 17 statewide initiatives are on the November ballot, marking the most measures on a single ballot in California since March 2000. As of early August, donors have contributed almost $200 million to ballot measure campaigns. [LA Times]... (Continue reading)

Leading California marijuana measure emerges


Aided by billionaire backers, a marijuana legalization measure has emerged as a likely candidate to appear on the November ballot in California. [LA Times] Marijuana legalization advocates have filed more than 20 proposal for state ballot measures. Six of the... (Continue reading)

Tim Donnelly pushing for referendum on vaccination law

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Former California assemblyman Tim Donnelly is attempting to launch a statewide referendum on a mandatory vaccination law that Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Tuesday. [LA Times] The law will eliminate a provision that has allowed parents to cite personal or... (Continue reading)

California initiative calls for killing gays

Signature gatherers may soon approach California voters with a plan to institute the death penalty as punishment for gay sex. Huntington Beach attorney Matt McGlaughlin is proposing the “Sodomite Suppression Act,” a planned state ballot measure for which he submitted... (Continue reading)

Californians may vote on cigarette tax hike

A coalition of health groups and California lawmakers is proposing an initiative to raise the state tobacco tax by $2 a pack. [LA Times] Democratic Senator Richard Pan has introduced a bill that would send the initiative to California voters.... (Continue reading)

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)

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