Tag Archives: Proposition 1A 2009

Radio Ads: Budget Campaign's First Salvo

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The first campaign ads have been released by backers of the six budget-related ballot measures, sending a simple and expected message to voters: vote yes or things will get worse.


The Lopsided Money Race. As Expected.

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With six big ballot measures and some of the state’s most prolific campaign fundraisers involved, you’d think it would take a lot of bandwith to monitor the political cash being amassed for the May 19 special election. But you’d be … Continue reading »


Eight Weeks Out, Tough Odds

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If there is any silver lining in a new public poll for supporters of the six budget related measures on the May 19 ballot, maybe it’s this: fewer than one in five likely voters are “very closely” following news about … Continue reading »


Prop 1A Changes...But Not on Taxes

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A long court hearing today over the ballot title and summary for the budget spending limit Proposition 1A resulted in a judge finding some of the language crafted by the Legislature “misleading,” but refusing to more clearly link the measure … Continue reading »


The Not So Early Poll

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The first public polls on any ballot measures before election day should usually be taken with a grain of salt; after all, the voters still don’t know very much about the proposals, and the election is usually a long ways … Continue reading »


Squabbles, Or A Full Scale Battle?

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The greatest parlor game in state political circles these days is how the planets will align on the six budget measures to be put before the voters on May 19. Are we in for a few minor skirmishes that, while … Continue reading »