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Constitutional, Assembly, Senate Candidates
Nonprofit Donor Full Disclosure Act of 2014 (13-0054) - SUPPORT
Public Employees. Pension and Retiree Healthcare Benefits. Initiative Constitutional Amendment (13-0026) - OPPOSE
High Quality Teachers Act of 2014 (13-0058) - OPPOSE
"A recent University of Southern California study found that the electoral reforms in California are associated with an ideological shift toward the center for Democrats (i.e., in a rightward direction) in California’s state legislature — with no perceptible move to the center from the Republican Party. Except, perhaps, from Republicans who have simply switched parties. The legislative effects of such defections have yet to be gauged."
California voters deserve a no-spin, just-the-facts version of what a ballot measure is all about from the attorney general. And that’s just what they got from Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris last month when she summed up the measure being proposed by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed to enable elected officials to reduce the retirement benefits of teachers, firefighters, police officers, school bus drivers and other public employees.
Proposed Initiative Targets 'Dark Money'
Millions of dollars of so-called “dark money” that poured into California’s November 2012 elections has prompted a ballot initiative that would require nonprofits to disclose donations for political activities. The state’s elections officer on Tuesday cleared the way for the measure’s backers, led by organized labor, to circulate petitions for signatures of registered voters. The proposal needs the signatures of 504,760 voters to qualify for the November ballot. The deadline to submit the signatures to election officials is July 10.
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