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Aerial view of downtown San Jose, California. (Helene Labriet-Gross/AFP/Getty Images)

Tax Measures Being Considered For The November Ballot In San Jose

City leaders are considering a sales tax increase, or possibly increasing the tax for marijuana shops, as a way to increase revenues.

06/18/2014

Netflix Headquarters

Netflix Development Plan On Ballot For Santa Clara County Election

Measures on Tuesday’s ballot in certain parts of Santa Clara County are mostly about new taxes for schools or libraries, but voters in Los Gatos will mull a development plan by the online media company Netflix.

06/01/2014

Bottles of the generic prescription pain medication Buprenorphine are seen in a pharmacy on February 4, 2014 in Boca Raton, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Medical Malpractice Initiative Led By Danville Father Qualifies For November Ballot

The initiative was triggered by the tragic death of Bob Pack’s two children, who were struck and killed by a drunk driver high on Vicodin in 2003.

05/16/2014

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Appeals Court Upholds Ballot Ban On 27-Year-Old Presidential Hopeful

A federal appeals court ruled in San Francisco Tuesday that a 27-year-old Peace and Freedom Party candidate who was not old enough to be president had no right to appear on California’s ballot in 2012.

05/06/2014

Modoc and Siskiyou Counties in far Northern California are looking to secede and create their own state called Jefferson. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Plan To Separate California Into 6 States May Be On Hold Until 2016

A plan to split California into six separate states may have to wait until 2016 to go to voters with the deadline for the November ballot soon approaching.

04/18/2014

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

Plan To Kill California High-Speed Rail Project Clears 1st Hurdle To Landing On Ballot

Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced Tuesday that backers of a plan to end the California high-speed rail project had the green light to begin collecting signatures in an effort to get an initiative on the ballot.

03/04/2014

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Measure To Overturn California Transgender Students’ Rights Won’t Be On Ballot

The secretary of state announced Monday that backers of the proposed measure to put a referendum on November’s ballot to overturn a law allowing transgender students a choice on which restrooms and locker rooms to use, didn’t gain enough signatures.

02/24/2014

San Francisco's Embarcadero (CBS SF)

Activists Submit Thousands Of Signatures For SF Waterfront Ballot Initiative

Activists have submitted thousands of signatures to the Department of Elections to prevent some key developments on San Francisco’s waterfront. Voters could see a ballot measure as soon as June.

02/04/2014

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California Voters May Reconsider Affirmative Action At Public Universities

Voters would reconsider affirmative action programs at California’s public universities in November under a proposed constitutional amendment approved by the state Senate.

01/30/2014

Kings Bowl (Credit: AECOM)

1000s Of Signatures Submitted To Force Vote On Sacramento Kings Arena

A group fighting the city of Sacramento’s plan to subsidize a new basketball arena for the Kings has submitted tens of thousands of signatures in an attempt to force a public vote on the matter.

12/14/2013

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