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  • California Democrats Emerge More Powerful After Election

    California Democrats Emerge More Powerful After Election
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and his fellow Democrats are on the cusp of a coveted supermajority in both the Assembly and Senate, giving them the rare power to raise taxes without any Republican support. No single party has held such a supermajority in...
  • Marijuana legalization passes in Colorado, Washington

    Marijuana legalization passes in Colorado, Washington
    Voters in Washington and Colorado passed ballot initiatives Tuesday to legalize marijuana for recreational use, the biggest victory ever for the legalization movement. "The significance of these events cannot be understated," said NORML, a pro-...
  • Marijuana Legalization Passes in Washington, Colorado

    Marijuana Legalization Passes in Washington, Colorado
    Voters in Washington and Colorado passed ballot initiatives Tuesday to legalize marijuana for recreational use, the biggest victory ever for the legalization movement. "The significance of these events cannot be understated," said NORML, a pro-...
  • Coastal Management Could Cost State $5.4 Million Per Year

    Coastal Management Could Cost State $5.4 Million Per Year
    If a ballot initiative, aimed at giving Alaska's coastal communities a say in their resource management, eventually becomes law, Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell, R-Alaska, says it would cost the state about $5.4 million every year. “We feel fairly...
  • PASSINGS: Johnny Preston, Lina Ron, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Jimmy Carnes

    PASSINGS: Johnny Preston, Lina Ron, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Jimmy Carnes
    Johnny Preston Singer had No. 1 hit with 'Running Bear' Johnny Preston, 71, who had a No. 1 pop single in 1960 with "Running Bear," died Friday at a hospital in Beaumont, Texas, his son Scott told the Associated Press. The elder Preston had bypass...
  • Insurance initiative contenders wrangle over Internet addresses

    Insurance initiative contenders wrangle over Internet addresses
    SACRAMENTO -- Opponents of an auto insurance initiative on the November ballot are accusing supporters of violating state cyber-fraud laws by buying up all the addresses for potential yes and no Internet sites. But the campaign for Proposition 33, waxing...
  • Drive to recall Wis. Gov. Walker begins

    Drive to recall Wis. Gov. Walker begins
    MADISON, Wis. — A long anticipated recall drive aimed at removing controversial Gov. Scott Walker got under way today with opponents of the freshman Republican fanning out across the state to gather the first of the 540,000 signatures they will need...
  • Wisconsin governor beats recall: Republican Scott Walker retains office

    Wisconsin governor beats recall: Republican Scott Walker retains office
    Wisconsin’s embattled Republican governor, Scott Walker, has defeated an effort by labor unions and Democratic activists to end his tenure early, according to early results and exit polls. The state has been a center of political controversy for...
  • California oil tax ballot proposal filed

     
    This post has been corrected. See below for details Political professionals agree that the biggest threat to Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed $7-billion tax hike initiative for next November is that so many other people want to crowd the ballot with......
  • SEIU drops initiatives as part of California hospital accord

     
    A labor union that pushed a pair of ballot measures to rein in excessive hospital billing and expand healthcare for the poor has dropped them -- in exchange for an agreement that, among other things, enlists the hospital industry in......
  • California teachers union pushed pollster to drop Jerry Brown's tax rival

     
    A California Teachers Union ordered its pollster to stop working for proponents of a tax initiative that is competing with one proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The California Teachers Association made the demand of The Mellman Group after it did polls for...