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  • Latest Field Poll shows voters turning against marijuana proposition

     
    Californians who plan to cast ballots are turning against Proposition 19, the measure to legalize marijuana, according to the Field Poll, which found likely voters were opposed to it, 49% to 42%. That’s a reversal from last month, when the......
  • Prop. 26: A new strategy for big oil companies?

     
    When Chevron, California's largest company, looked at how it could wield influence in this election cycle, it shunned Proposition 23, the high-profile ballot initiative to suspend the state's global-warming law. So did Shell, Conoco Phillips and...
  • Two views of the post-housing bubble apocalypse

     
    On Monday, my colleague Don Lee and Mark Whitehouse of the Wall Street Journal both took up the issue of how problems with mortgages are affecting the broader economy. But their approaches to the issue are so radically different, it's......
  • Joe Berrios thinks you're an idiot

     
    This ad from Democratic Cook County Assesor candidate Joe Berrios is insulting to the voter and assumes an utter lack of knowledge about the function of the office for which he is running. Under incumbent assessor (James) Houlihan, your home......
  • Deciphering the proposed constitutional amendments

     
    After picking candidates, voters in Tuesday???s election will be confronted with proposed amendments to the state Constitution. They???re on critical issues: reforming the way legislative districts are drawn, changing the system governing land use plans,...
  • Tax credit scholarships questioned

     
    Questions continue to arise about the state's  Corporate Income Tax Credit Scholarship program, which funnels tax dollars to private schools, including many run by churches. Some have questionable  curriculum. There are no requirements for t...
  • A little light reading on Election Day

     
    Highlights from FUNDING OUR FUTURE --Reforming Illinois Tax Policy (.pdf), an 84-page report released Friday by the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability: (The) inability of the voting public to connect the taxes they pay to the services they demand......
  • Easy explanations for all 6 amendments

     
    I'm not sure I've ever written a column for which I've received more requests for copies than last month's “Amendments for Dummies.” My goal was to explain each amendment in 10 words or less. And apparently, there was an appetite for this.&#...
  • Times investigation: Bell demanded extra fees from some businesses

     
    For at least a decade, officials in Bell arbitrarily required some businesses to make payments to the city totaling tens of thousands of dollars annually, in at least one case threatening a business owner with closure if he failed to......
  • GOP on path to uber-majority in Legislature

     
    Florida Republicans are poised to boost their numbers in the Florida Legislature, where they were already the comfortable majority party. Into the evening Tuesday, the GOP appeared on the verge of growing its presence in the 40-member state Senate from 26...
  • Voter Voices: Readers offer their analysis of election results, from illegal immigration to taxes

     
    Times readers have been sending us their take on the election results. There's been much discussion about the reason Jerry Brown bested Meg Whitman and why Barbara Boxer appears at this point to be leading Carly Fiorina. Some readers believe......