Ballot Initiative

A polling place.  (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Cost To File Ballot Measure in California Jumps From $200 To $8,000 Following Kill All Gays Initiative

It could cost a lot more to file a ballot measure in California.

05/26/2015

A voter fills out their ballot at a polling station inside San Francisco City Hall. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘Kill The Gays’ Author Schemes To Get Murderous Hate Law On Ballot Without Gathering Signatures

“Take notice that if your office and the California secretary of state refuse to clear the Sodomite Suppression Act for signature circulation, I may demand as remedy that it be placed on the election ballot directly.” With that claim, a gay-hating lawyer hopes to bypass the entire signature gathering process and put his murderous legislation on the ballot directly.

05/08/2015

San Francisco Home (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Will San Francisco Ballot Measure Deter Explosion Of Short-Term Rentals Fueled By Airbnb?

Are Airbnb operations in San Francisco about to come screeching to a halt? Or, at the very least, be severely curbed?

04/29/2014

An updated rendering of what the new Warriors arena will look like. (Warriors/Snohetta/steelblue)

Phil Matier: Will Changes To Warriors Waterfront Arena Make A Difference?

A new design for the Warriors arena on Piers 30-32 along San Francisco’s waterfront will be released on Tuesday, but will the changes be enough to satisfy the concerns of the naysayers?

11/12/2013

A California polling place

Opponents Of California Transgender Student Rights Law Get Signatures To Repeal

Opponents of a new California law that gives transgender students certain rights said Sunday that they had collected enough signatures for an initiative that would repeal the law.

11/10/2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Rival To Dump Ad Critical Of Gov. Brown’s Tax Initiative

The campaign for a November ballot initiative that seeks to raise income taxes on most Californians to fund public schools is phasing out a TV ad that criticizes a rival tax measure pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

10/16/2012

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (NPS)

KCBS In Depth: Restoring Hetch Hetchy

An interview with Mike Marshall with Restore Hetch Hetchy and Ed Harrington with the San Francisco PUC on the possibility of restoring Hetch Hetchy Valley to its natural state.

03/18/2012

Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown Strikes Deal On Tax Ballot Initiative

Gov. Jerry Brown says he has reached a deal with a rival group to combine forces on a November ballot initiative seeking to raise taxes.

03/14/2012

Senator Mark DeSaulnier

East Bay State Lawmaker Pushes To Reform Initiative System

State senator Mark DeSaulnier of Concord said the initiative process has been around a long time in California, and he’d like to see it change.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/29/2011

California Governor Jerry Brown (AP)

Brown Stays Determined As Arrows Fly In Budget Battle

California Gov. Jerry Brown is still determined to give voters a chance to decide whether to extend tax increases to balance the state’s budget.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/23/2011

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