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SF Voters Approve Proposition J, Will Raise Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour By 2018

San Francisco voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved Proposition J, which raises the minimum wage for employees to $12.25 per hour on May 1, 2015 — with annual increases that would reach $15/hr by 2018.

11/04/2014

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SF Proposition G, Property Tax To Discourage House-Flipping, Rejected By Voters

San Francisco Proposition G, which would impose an additional tax on the sales price of multi-unit property sold within five years of purchase, was defeated by voters on Tuesday.

11/04/2014

Doctors Seek Higher Fees From Health Insurers

Voters Turn Down Proposition 46 To Lift Medical Malpractice Cap, Require Drug Tests For Doctors

Voters on Tuesday soundly defeated Proposition 46, a proposal to lift a decades-old cap on courtroom damages for medical negligence.

11/04/2014

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Voters Approve Proposition 47, Reducing Penalty For Low-Level Crime

California voters on Tuesday approved Proposition 47, a ballot initiative that will reduce penalties for low-level drug and property crimes to save hundreds of millions of dollars in prison costs.

11/04/2014

A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on November 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California. The event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters, offers one-on-one sessions with insurance experts certified by Covered California to help people enroll for healthcare coverage under the ACA. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Voters Reject Proposition 45, That Would Allow Insurance Commissioner To Regulate Healthcare Rates

Proposition 45, which asked voters if they want the state insurance commissioner to regulate health care rates for small businesses and individual health plans, appeared to be heading toward defeat Tuesday.

11/04/2014

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Proposition 48, To Permit Vegas-Style Indian Casino In Central Valley, Trailing With 30% Of Vote Counted

A Native American tribe’s plan for a Las Vegas-style casino in the Central Valley nearly 40 miles from its reservation was trailing with a third of the votes counted on Tuesday evening.

11/04/2014

President Barack Obama. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

CBS 5 Poll: Obama Wins California, Feinstein Re-Elected, Voters Split On Props

If the election for President of the United States were held today, Barack Obama would defeat Mitt Romney and cement California’s 55 electoral college votes into the Democratic column, according to a newly released KPIX-TV CBS 5 poll of likely voters.

09/12/2012

Few Turning Out For Early Voting

Californias’ Support Of Initiative Process Slips

A new California Field Poll shows that while ballot propositions are declining in popularity, most voters still don’t want to turn their initiative power over to politicians.

10/13/2011

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