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Will California ballot measure Proposition 16 be an example of the affect on elections since the US Supreme..?

recent decision to lift the ban on union and corporate campaign contributions?

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Prop 16 is promoted as a voter rights bill requiring a 2/3 majority of voter approval before local governments provide electricity service to new customers or establish a community choice electricity program using public funds or bonds.

The campaign committee sponsoring the measure is "Californians to Protect Our Right to Vote."

However, Pacific Gas & Electric is the primary financial sponsor of the initiative having contributed $34.5 million through May 2, 2010.

The opposition has raised less than $50,000.

The entire reason for the ballot measure is to make sure that no competition enters PG&Es territory.

It will be interesting to see if deep corporate pockets prevail.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Exactly why the Supreme court decision was wrong.

    Thomas Jefferson would be appalled because the new ruling gives too much advantage to corporations.

    The recent decision overturned two earlier Supreme Court precedents, including one of their own from 2003. Now THAT is what I call an activist court.

  • staib
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    4 years ago

    rather, no. the certainty that it in straightforward terms lost via 8 factors in what's clearly an exceedingly Republican off-3 hundred and sixty 5 days could point out it might desire to probable bypass in a presidential election 3 hundred and sixty 5 days. (old human beings vote in off-years. young ones do no longer). I won't tricky on the hypocrisy of espousing "constrained government" yet persevering with to assist a war on drugs. there continues to be a good sort of incorrect information with regard to the fact of unlawful marijuana. (for occasion some human beings voted against it because of the fact they do no longer desire extra young ones smoking weed............which ignores the fact that particularly some study have shown weed is definitely extra straightforward to get than alcohol for top college pupils genuine now. as nicely, over 50% of highschool pupils have ALREADY smoked marijuana). The scientific marijuana human beings had a financial interest in opposing it. (entertainment marijuana production could heavily shrink the fee and next earnings of scientific marijuana dispensaries). it is an analogous for the growers in Humboldt county. The drug cartels are additionally very happy this did no longer bypass because of the fact over a million/2 their annual sales comes from unlawful pot sales interior the U.S. Then there replaced into the obtrusive "reefer insanity" syndrome: people who think of legalized marijuana will bring about a spike in site visitors fatalities and human beings coming to artwork severe. (Which ignores the certainty that maximum people who drink do no longer tension under the impact of alcohol or flow to artwork under the impact of alcohol............an analogous might nicely be suggested for marijuana human beings who smoke). EDIT: heavily. examine out a number of those solutions. you are able to tell the only genuine international journey particularly some the "No" human beings have with marijuana relies fullyyt on the sketch presented in movies and tv.

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