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  • Could Wisconsin's Action Governor Be GOP Nominee?

    In 2011, tens of thousands of government employees and others, enraged by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's determination to break the ruinously expensive and paralyzing grip that government workers unions had on Wisconsin, took over the capitol building in...
  • 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...
  • Facing sexual harassment claims, San Diego mayor vows to fight

    SAN DIEGO--Now, 10 days into a crisis over sexual harassment allegations, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has dug in for a fight, maybe in the courts, maybe against a recall movement. Filner has been accused of sexually harassing staff members and...
  • 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 PĂ©rez (D-Los Angeles), over the passage of several gun-control laws...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.”...
  • 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...
  • Pennsylvania auto insurance picture not as rosy as first indicated

    At first glance, the statistics revealed in a state-by-state analysis of auto insurance costs make Pennsylvania look pretty good. "Report praised Pennsylvania car insurance model," celebrated a headline in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, referring to...
  • 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...