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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Why yes on Prop. 39 but no on Prop. 35

    Why yes on Prop. 39 but no on Prop. 35
    Proposition 35, the human trafficking measure on the Nov. 6 ballot, is a near-perfect example of how far the initiative process has strayed from its original role as the people's essential check on the Legislature and how it is now helping to run the...
  • A City Hall fight in Newport Beach

    A City Hall fight in Newport Beach
    Nearly everyone in Newport Beach thinks they need a new City Hall. Getting them to agree on where to put it is another story. On Tuesday, voters will decide whether to locate a new civic center on a 12-acre site in Newport Center that was slated to...
  • Prop. 8 battle gives Jerry Brown link to his father

    SACRAMENTO -- When Gov. Jerry Brown decided he wouldn't defend California's ban same-sex marriage in court, he was following in the footsteps of his father, former Gov. Pat Brown. Both men decided they wouldn't go to bat for voter-approved measures...
  • Sick-time initiative on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’; new poll results on ‘Political Connections’

     
    On the public-affairs front this weekend: ***WFTV-Channel 9's “Central Florida Spotlight takes up the sick-time initiative in Orange County. The guests are state Rep. Scott Randolph, D-Orlando, and petitioner Tatiana Torres, who collected signatures...