Governor Jerry Brown got very lucky on election night and pulled off a major win by the seat of his pants, with the Associated Press calling the victory for Brown's Proposition 30.
As of 4 a.m., Proposition 30, which will raise the state sales tax and income tax on people making over $250,000, rece ... More >>
For the past few months, multi-millionaire and Pasadena civil rights attorney Molly Munger has been a thorn in the side of Governor Jerry Brown -- Munger's Proposition 38 may act as a spoiler for Brown's Proposition 30. But the governor has also been battling another wealthy Munger -- Molly's brothe ... More >>
Proposition 32, the measure designed to stop unions from deducting political contributions from employee paychecks, was off to a good start after absentee ballots were counted tonight.
But when further results came in a few minutes later, the measure dipped in support. As of 8:30 p.m., and 6 percen ... More >>
Governor Jerry Brown's Proposition 30 is not faring well, with the secretary of state web site showing that voters oppose the initiative by 51 percent. Forty-eight percent of voters support Prop. 30.
For weeks, polls showed that support among likely voters for the tax-hike initiative had steadily d ... More >>
Proposition 38, the tax-hike initiative that sought to raise billions to better fund K-12 public schools in California, is facing major opposition in early returns and absentee balloting.
According to the California secretary of state web site, voters are heavily against the initiative by 74 percen ... More >>
Confused about the measures and races on Tuesday's ballot? This California Voter Guide for November 6, 2012 contains a summary of all state measures and several key races. It does not take a position but does touch on controversies, polls and analysis.
Proposition 30: Jerry Brown's Tax Hike
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Richboy Slim, worth $74 billion.Forbes' annual list of "The World's Billionaires" was released this week, and (gasp) a Mexican, Carlos Slim Helu, took the top spot for the second time in a row.
The U.S. grip on the billionaire game, and California's too, has been slipping even as the ultra-r ... More >>
By Hillel Aron
Via the Bay CitizenThe legislature wants to yank Munger's bow-tiePropositions 20 and 27 in California, come down to a battle between two eccentric billionaires. Well, one billionaire, Haim Saban, and one bow-tie-wearing physicist son-of-a-billionaire, Charles T. Munger, Jr.
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The great scribes at Capitol Weekly who report on the deeply unpopular California State Legislature and only slightly less disliked Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger have issued the first 50 names in their widely read Capitol Weekly Top 100 List of influential Californians. It may shock and delight and ... More >>