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  • 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.”...
  • Tuesday's election one of many attempts to raise minimum wage

    Voters in tiny SeaTac might be drawing the most attention when they go to polls Tuesday to vote on raising the minimum wage for airport and hotel workers to $15 an hour. But SeaTac isn't the only localized battle where advocates are trying to gather...
  • Recall bid against Pasadena official who backed possible NFL games fails

    The effort to recall a Pasadena councilman who supported the possibility of having professional football at the Rose Bowl has failed. Residents opposed to having a National Football League team use the city-owned stadium pulled papers in January to...
  • 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...
  • Opponents of Delta Thermo waste-to-energy proposal to organize ballot question

     
    Opponents of a proposed waste-to-energy plant that would burn Allentown's trash and sewer sludge to create electricity are organizing a ballot initiative in hopes of stopping the plant from being built. Mike Ewall, an attorney with the Philadelphia-...
  • Second measure to keep pot shops open qualifies for L.A. ballot

     
    Another medical marijuana initiative has qualified for the L.A. ballot, increasing the chances that voters will get to choose whether to keep pot shops open in the city when they go to the polls in May....
  • Pasadena councilman targeted for recall over NFL-Rose Bowl vote

     
    A Pasadena councilman is facing a recall campaign over his support for an ordinance that cleared the way for negotiations to bring professional football to the Rose Bowl. Recall proponents on Thursday filed a notice of intent to circulate a......
  • First of two L.A. pot shop initiatives qualifies for May ballot

     
    The debate over medical pot dispensaries in L.A. could bleed into this year’s mayoral race, with one initiative that would allow some pot shops to remain open qualifying for the May ballot....
  • Third medical pot measure moves toward L.A. ballot

     
    The Los Angeles City Council moved forward with its own medical marijuana ballot measure Wednesday, increasing the chances voters could face three pot initiatives on the May ballot. On an 11-1 vote, the council instructed city lawyers to draw up......