Initiative

Pot Warehouse Will Pad Oakland's Coffers

San Jose Marijuana Dispensaries Giving Away 45,000 1-Gram Stashes Of Pot In Ballot Referendum Effort

Medical marijuana advocates are hoping to get voters fired up about saving the industry in San Jose by offering free pot for signing a petition.

07/14/2014

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

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

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

Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library, San Jose

Blunder Could Leave San Jose Library Measure Off The November Ballot

The San Jose City Clerk’s Office made a mistake in calculating the number of signatures a library petition would need to qualify for the November ballot.

06/08/2012

KCBS In Depth: The Death Penalty In California

An interview with Jeanne Woodford, Executive Director of Death Penalty Focus and former San Quentin State Prison warden, on the possible future of the death penalty in the state of California

04/15/2012

(CBS)

Closer Look: Parental Notification Likely Headed Back To California Ballot

For the fourth time in seven years, California Voters will most likely have the opportunity to vote on whether or not a girl’s parents should be notified if their young daughter is going to have an abortion.

02/08/2012

(CBS)

California Ballot Could Be Crowded With Tax-Hike Plans

It appears increasingly likely that Gov. Jerry Brown will have competition in November when he asks California voters to raise taxes.

02/06/2012

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.

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