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2016 Ballot Initiative Could Upend Gov. Brown’s Delta Water Tunnels Plan

A measure expected to qualify for the November 2016 ballot could threaten Gov. Jerry Brown’s $15 billion twin tunnel plan to send water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

07/12/2015

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Anti-Gay ‘Sodomite Suppression Act’ Not Heading For CA Ballots After Judge Rules Murderous Proposal Unconstitutional

A Superior Court judge has ruled the “Sodomite Suppression Act” proposed ballot initiative that called for the murder of gays is unconstitutional, effectively preventing the hate-filled bill from going before California voters.

06/23/2015

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‘Intolerant Jackass Act’ Proponents Can Begin Collecting Signatures

While the status of a “Sodomite Suppression Act” proposed state ballot initiative remains in limbo, proponents of a rival “Intolerant Jackass Act” initiative were cleared by state Secretary of State Alex Padilla to begin collecting signatures Wednesday.

06/03/2015

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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