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Citizens Initiative and Recall

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  • General Mills drops GMOs from Cheerios

    No more GMOs in your Cheerios. General Mills Inc. said it is no longer using genetically engineered ingredients to make its signature cereal. The switch comes after a nearly yearlong campaign by a consumer activist group to pressure General Mills to...
  • California voters deserve no-spin ballot measure summaries

    California voters deserve no-spin ballot measure summaries
    Californians could be faced in November with a proposal to dramatically alter the pension and benefit system for public employees. San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has submitted a statewide ballot initiative that would allow government agencies to negotiate...
  • Residents target Annapolis alderman for recall effort

    Residents target Annapolis alderman for recall effort
    A group of Annapolis residents is launching an effort to recall one of the city's aldermen after he floated the idea of stripping the mayor of some powers. The recall petition targets Alderman Ross Arnett, who last week won re-election as a Democrat...
  • Change the initiative process and you empower voters. Really.

    Change the initiative process and you empower voters. Really.
    When ticked-off Californians voted by a landslide in 1911 to take political power into their own hands and away from special interests and a Legislature in their thrall, the L.A. Times expressed its disgust with headlines about “freak laws.”...
  • Outsiders taking initiative on food labeling in Washington state

    SEATTLE — A year after Proposition 37 narrowly failed in California, the labeling of genetically engineered foods is back on the ballot in Washington state, complete with a lawsuit by the state attorney general, a barrage of ads and a stark...
  • Initiative reform needed in California

     Initiative reform needed in California
    Willie Brown, the legendary Assembly speaker and former San Francisco mayor, says he has never voted for a ballot initiative. "Not one," he asserts emphatically without hesitation. "I've always, without question, been opposed to the initiative...
  • Like gay marriage, medical marijuana is here to stay

    Like gay marriage, medical marijuana is here to stay
    On the Venice Boardwalk, the pot hawkers come at you like carnival barkers. In their green scrubs, armed with business cards, they beckon passersby to enter their narrow shops. “Do you have a headache? A backache? Come on in, our doctor is...
  • Latino Caucus head denounces recall threats over gun bills

    SACRAMENTO -- A group of activists representing gun owners said Thursday that they may launch recall campaigns against a handful of Democratic lawmakers, including Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles), over the passage of several gun-control laws...
  • Gray Davis strikes philosophical tone 10 years after recall

    Gray Davis strikes philosophical tone 10 years after recall
    For political roadkill, Gray Davis sounds awfully chipper these days. After decades spent in methodical, often joyless pursuit of higher office, the man who won the governor's office in 1998 was ousted in a recall election that was equal parts...
  • Ten years after Gray Davis recall, California still feels effects

    SACRAMENTO — Ten years ago, California erupted in an anti-government, anti-establishment convulsion unlike any ever seen. Disgruntled voters seized the chance for a rare do-over, recalling their staid and serious governor, Gray Davis, and...
  • California recall frenzy failed to materialize after Arnold elected

    California recall frenzy failed to materialize after Arnold elected
    It may be too soon, a mere decade after the California recall, to assess its lasting legacy. There have been significant changes in the way elections are run in the state, which, if proponents are correct, may eventually produce a more compromising...