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AB 890: ENDS Local Citizen Ballot Measures

AB 890: ENDS Local Citizen Ballot Measures

. . By Stephen Frank This may be the worst piece of legislation for the rights of self government, ever.  This is what the bill does: “In the name of environmental protection, this measure could bring to a halt most citizens’ initiative efforts at the local level. How do they engineer this audacious power grab? […]

2016 Voter Guides

2016 Voter Guides

By George Miller & Debra Tash We’re gonna take a different approach from some of the know-it-all newspapers and instead provide you with multiple voter guides from multiple sources. Then, we’ll include our own voter guide at the end. Enjoy! Published 10-8-16. Updated 10-22-16 Liberal-oriented: Ventura County Democrat endorsements 2016 Endorsements — Evolve SEIU- Local 721 […]

The Virtue of Selfies-ness: Libertarians Fight for Free Speech at the Ballot Box

The Virtue of Selfies-ness: Libertarians Fight for Free Speech at the Ballot Box

By Thomas L. Knapp It’s finally election time — as I write this, early voting is already under way in many states. You may have already voted. Even if haven’t, you probably know who you’re voting for. But if you live in Colorado, it’s illegal to tell anyone who you voted for, or who you […]

Ventura County Law Enforcement Gathers to Oppose Proposition 57

Ventura County Law Enforcement Gathers to Oppose Proposition 57

By Tim Pompey There are seventeen propositions on California’s state ballot for November 2016. Seventeen issues ranging from requiring employees in the adult film industry to wear condoms to the legalization of recreational marijuana to placing time limits on legal challenges to death sentences. It’s a proposition maze that for the average voter is like […]

November 8, 2016 Ventura County Ballot- candidates, ballot measures, voting info

November 8, 2016 Ventura County Ballot- candidates, ballot measures, voting info

By George Miller   CANDIDATES/OFFICES BALLOT MEASURES VOTING INFO   George Miller is Publisher of CitizensJournal.us and a “retired” operations management consultant residing in Oxnard. Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep us publishing – DONATE

Guest Commentary: Down Ballot Measures Could Cost You Big Bucks

Guest Commentary: Down Ballot Measures Could Cost You Big Bucks

By Jon Coupal   Election month is rapidly approaching. That’s right, “election month” because, since 2002, California voters have been freed from casting ballots in person on the official Election Day, which this year is November 8. Voting by mail begins October 10. Polls show that many voters are disenchanted with the coming election because […]

Ventura County candidates invited to submit candidate statements for publication

Ventura County candidates invited to submit candidate statements for publication

CitizensJournal.us invites all candidates on November 2016 Ventura County ballots to send us a candidate’s statement for FREE publication in the “Candidates Corner” section of CitizensJournal.us.  This provides an opportunity to get a comprehensive message out directly to voters, unfiltered by media and unconstrained by bureaucracy. Photos, linked videos, graphics, text, anything reasonable in a […]

‘Right to Vote on Taxes’ Case Now Before California Supreme Court

‘Right to Vote on Taxes’ Case Now Before California Supreme Court

  Last week the California Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could determine whether the right to vote on local taxes, which is constitutionally guaranteed by both Propositions 13 and 218, will cease to exist. The case, California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland, at first glance seems limited to a narrow technical […]

Primary season is ON! List of candidates on VC ballot here

Primary season is ON! List of candidates on VC ballot here

By George Miller,  originally published April, 2016 “You may ignore politics, but politics won’t ignore you.” 2016 is a Presidential election year. Although California has one of the last primaries, it may be decisive in helping to determine which candidates are on the November ballot. In addition, many down-ticket positions are up for election this […]

Ballot initiative pits water against high-speed rail

Ballot initiative pits water against high-speed rail

. What’s more important: High-speed rail or water? Proponents of a proposed ballot measure would force voters to choose just that. The measure would redirect $8 billion in unsold high-speed rail bonds and $2.7 billion from the 2014 water bond to fund new water storage projects, while restructuring the oversight of those projects and prioritizing water usage […]

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