The Modifying Measures, Props 1D & 1E

May 11, 2009 · Filed Under Elections · Comments Off 

It's one of the maxims of California politics: what the voters do, often only the voters can undo.

And that's the real story of Proposition 1D and Proposition 1E, both which were placed on the ballot by the Legislature in hopes of funneling more money into the state's beleaguered general fund. Of course, they also would mean money taken from programs voters endorsed in 1998 and 2004.

Our radio report on the measures aired this morning on The California Report.

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And Now, The Special Election Pivot

May 4, 2009 · Filed Under CA Budget · Comments Off 

With no fanfare, the main campaign in support of the six budget measures on the May 19 ballot has pivoted to a media blitz focused on just two measures... the two with the most state budget money riding on them, and the two that are most valuable to the campaign's biggest donors.

Unlike press releases heralding earlier ads, there was no notification to the media that the Budget Reform Now campaign was launching a new ad, one featuring a firefighter warning of possible bad times ahead.
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