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California Ballot Initiative

Friday Talking Points -- It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's been a pretty momentous week in the history of American politics, folks. The Republican Party is going to nominate Donald Trump to run for the highest office in the land. Politics and entertainment are now one.

California Lawmakers Denounce Ballot Initiative That Calls For Murdering Gays

Reuters | Sharon Bernstein | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 11 (Reuters) - Eight California lawmakers on Monday denounced a proposed ballot initiative that advocates the murder of gays...

Will California's Legislature Let Citizens Vote on Citizens United?

Bob Edgar | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Bob Edgar

While state legislators can appropriately "urge" their colleagues in Congress to take action, voters are in a much stronger position; lawmakers must answer to them or face electoral defeat.

WATCH: The Daily Show Takes On California's Biggest Problem

Posted 12.06.2011 | Los Angeles

On Monday evening The Daily Show took on California's ballot initiative system with a segment called "California's Direct Democracy Troubles." Whi...

Corporate "Smart" Initiatives Will Test California Voters' Smarts Tuesday

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jamie Court

Spending tens of millions of dollars on deceptive TV advertising could be enough to buy public policy in California. You can bet companies across America will be watching closely to see what happens.

Ballot Initiatives Attest To Anger In California Over State's Budget Crisis

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

From San Diego to Mount Shasta, voters are expressing mounting disgust over California's fiscal meltdown and deteriorating services, and they are offe...