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Tim Donnelly pushing for referendum on vaccination law

Tim Donnelly

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)

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)

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