On September 14 the Web exploded with news that billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch had donated $4 million in support of Proposition 32. … read more.
It's official: Americans for Responsible Leadership, the shadowy dark-money outfit that funneled $11 million from Arizona into the campaign supporting California's Proposition 32 and … read more.
California’s Proposition 32 proposes outlawing the use of automatic payroll deductions from union members and corporations for political purposes. Backed by such labor-hating billionaires … read more.
In 1978, California voters passed Proposition 13 – a ballot initiative that rolled back property taxes to 1975 levels and capped future increases at two … read more.
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“We’re Up to $60 Million” It’s an unreasonably warm October day, and I’m milling about awkwardly with a handful of suits at a mixer … read more.
Frying Pan News reporter Matthew Fleischer discussed Proposition 32 on KPFK's Uprising program Monday morning, joining host Sonali Kolhatkar (left) and Jessica Parra-Fitch (center), … read more.
The most recent gusher of Super PAC cash to flow into California’s 2012 election cycle came last Tuesday in the form of an $11 … read more.
A new Frying Pan News infographic reveals the money and groups behind Proposition 32. Slide cursor over pyramid for interactive links. … read more.
In October of 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Dream Act—which allows undocumented but high-achieving immigrant students to receive state funds … read more.
In 1894, in Le Lys Rouge, Anatole France wrote, "The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich and the poor alike to sleep under bridges, … read more.
Any lawyer with some experience in Sacramento politics can draft language for a statewide initiative. But crafting deceptive ballot measures that can trick people … read more.
Brothers David and Charles Koch, and other libertarian billionaire backers of Proposition 32, including Charles Munger Jr., like to wrap themselves in the toga … read more.
Newspapers across California are calling out Proposition 32—a ballot measure that would outlaw using automatic payroll deductions from union members and corporations for political purposes. … read more.
“Money is the mother’s milk of politics,” Gloria Romero tells me on the phone. “It’s flowing to both sides. Government isn’t about drawing lines. It’s … read more.
The billionaire backers of Proposition 32 are an eclectic bunch--from bow-tied Tory parodies like Charles Munger Jr., to Bible-thumping fire-breathers like Larry T. Smith, … read more.
(The following message from Edward James Olmos is republished from the L.A. County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, with permission. The concert mentioned took place Oct. … read more.
Today's body politic has no shortage of rhetorical bile, but no campaign attack ad comes close to matching 1988’s race-baiting Willie Horton commercial for … read more.
The Koch brothers entered California’s political fray September 14, a Friday, with a $4 million donation to a new pro-Proposition 32 political entity called … read more.
How different would California look with Proposition 32's passage? To imagine, it's not necessary to focus on a Golden State without the legacy of its … read more.
Remember the Healthy Forests Act? Or the Clear Skies initiative? How about the Voter Protection Act? Conservative activists and legislators have floated these and … read more.
Today Frying Pan News launches a series of investigations into Proposition 32, a measure on the November ballot that, if passed, would drastically alter the … read more.
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Hello, I’m Helen Gan, a member of IBEW Local 1245. I want to persuade you to vote NO on Proposition 32. Prop 32 is … read more.
On Saturday, July 28th, over 800 Teamsters gathered at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds to kick off a massive member mobilization against Proposition 32, the “Special … read more.
Just mentioning the Citizens United case is enough to boil some folks’ blood. Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, No. 08-205 (U.S. Jan. 21, … read more.