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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 […]

CA Supreme Court clears Citizens United challenge

CA Supreme Court clears Citizens United challenge

By James Poulos . Critics of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case cheered a ruling by the California Supreme Court, which cleared the way for a ballot measure that would express support for an end to the campaign finance regime the nation’s highest court authorized. “The California Supreme Court ruled 6 to 1 […]

SOAR East County Halfway Party this Sunday!

SOAR East County Halfway Party this Sunday!

We are about halfway through our SOAR signature gathering effort and so what better time than now to have a Halfway Party! We hope you will come join us in Thousand Oaks for some half sandwiches, half burgers and half weenies, and raise your half full glass up high to those who have been gathering […]

Initiative filing fee hike inspires wave of unconventional proposals

Initiative filing fee hike inspires wave of unconventional proposals

By John Hrabe . A tenfold increase in the initiative filing fee was supposed to reduce the number of long-shot proposals in circulation. “The updated filing fee set by this bill will deter frivolous submissions,” Assemblyman Evan Low, author the new initiative fee increase, said in a September press release. “We live in California, the cradle of direct democracy, […]

Which Initiatives Will Qualify for California’s 2016 Ballot? Look for the Union Label

Which Initiatives Will Qualify for California’s 2016 Ballot? Look for the Union Label

Oxnard to hold special meetings on utility rate increases, YMCA, on short notice: utility rate ballots mailed

Oxnard to hold special meetings on utility rate increases, YMCA, on short notice: utility rate ballots mailed

By George Miller At last week’s city council meeting, no mention at all was made that there would be two additional emergency special meetings next week. But in flurry of pre-holiday activity, these were reportedly scheduled, plus ballots to poll residents on utility rate increases were mailed out (we haven’t seen them yet). We call […]

Ballot initiative filing fees set to increase

Ballot initiative filing fees set to increase

Brown may seek new tax increases on 2016 ballot

Brown may seek new tax increases on 2016 ballot

November 2016 California Ballot: Potential 80 (Not a Typo) Measures on Ballot

November 2016 California Ballot: Potential 80 (Not a Typo) Measures on Ballot

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