Articles Tagged With ‘California Ballot Initiatives’




State justices liking Prop. 8 backers’ claims?

State Supreme Court justices Tuesday appeared to be receptive to arguments by backers of California’s same-sex marriage ban that proponents of Prop. 8 should have legal authority to defend their measure in court. [SanFranciscoChronicle] Several justices suggested during oral arguments... (Continue reading)

Jerry Brown down on Amazon proposal

Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday that he is leaning against Internet retailer Amazon.com’s proposal to put off enforcing a new law that taxes online purchases in exchange for the company launching several California distribution centers that would create several thousand... (Continue reading)

What Would Proposition 23 Cost Us?

Opinion By Andrew Christie In its August 30 edition, The Tribune gave space to Pismo Beach City Councilman Ed Waage to list his reasons why California’s Global Warming Solutions Act, AB 32, should be suspended by the oil industry-supported ballot... (Continue reading)

If hard-won court victory against Prop 8 is tossed out because of “standing” defect, you can thank Jerry Brown

OPINION BY PETER SCHEER — If I were Ted Olson, the former US solicitor general who is leading the legal battle against Prop 8, I would be unhappy with Jerry Brown right now. Olson’s hard-won victory before federal district court... (Continue reading)

Times: Prop 8 ruling “changes the debate over same-sex marriage forever”

Wednesday’s historic court ruling in San Francisco, striking down Proposition 8 and giving gays and lesbians the legal right to marry, prompted a newspaper editorial to suggest the decision “changes the debate over same-sex marriage forever.”[LA Times] “When the evidence... (Continue reading)

California Democrats remain neutral on Prop 19

California state Democrats decided Sunday not to endorse Proposition 19, the November ballot measure calling for the legalization of marijuana. [Los Angeles Times] Party members gathered in San Jose, where they opted instead to be officially neutral on the marijuana... (Continue reading)

Proposition 19 likely to decrease marijuana costs, increase consumption

A new report suggests that if Proposition 19 passes in November, the cost of marijuana in California could drop as much as 80 percent, and consumption would rise. [LA Times] Researchers at Rand’s Drug Policy Research Center issued a new,... (Continue reading)

Fighting over water in Paso Robles

By WALTER HEER I helped circulate the petition to allow people to vote in November on the Paso Robles City  water rate plan. People did get the chance to vote, and Measure A-09 was defeated. It is only right for... (Continue reading)

Hey 19: Marijuana legalization ballot measure assigned a number

Proposition 19. Get used to it, because you’re going to be bombarded for the next four months by a cacophony of media messages concerning Proposition 19, which is now the official designation for the November ballot measure involving marijuana legalization.... (Continue reading)

Ten initiatives makes the November ballot

Ten statewide measures have officially qualified for California’s November election. [Capitol Weekly] The deadline was Thursday and more than half of the ballot measures, requiring sufficient signatures from voters, qualified at the last minute. Get ready to rumble, experts warn.... (Continue reading)