Record $450 Million Donated Into California Initiative CampaignsPolitical donors have spent a record $450 million on 17 statewide November ballot initiatives in California.
Bay Area Rent Control Propositions Restricted By Existing California LawFive Bay Area cities will be voting on whether to implement rent control in November, but a California law has long-restricted rent control statewide.
SF Voters Approve Proposition J, Will Raise Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour By 2018San 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.
SF Proposition G, Property Tax To Discourage House-Flipping, Rejected By VotersSan 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.
Voters Turn Down Proposition 46 To Lift Medical Malpractice Cap, Require Drug Tests For DoctorsVoters on Tuesday soundly defeated Proposition 46, a proposal to lift a decades-old cap on courtroom damages for medical negligence.
Voters Approve Proposition 47, Reducing Penalty For Low-Level CrimeCalifornia 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.
Voters Reject Proposition 45, That Would Allow Insurance Commissioner To Regulate Healthcare RatesProposition 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.
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.
CBS 5 Poll: Obama Wins California, Feinstein Re-Elected, Voters Split On PropsIf 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.
Californias’ Support Of Initiative Process SlipsA 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.