Posts Tagged ‘ballot initiative’

Well, this is unfortunate: Two of Gov. Jerry Brown’s favorite projects — building a high-speed rail system and a pair of massive tunnels under the Delta — face a serious threat if California voters pass a measure heading for the November ballot. The “No Blank Checks Initiative,” bankrolled with $4.5 million from Stockton farmer and […]

Jun 30th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The effort to steal water and HSR money isn’t going to be on the ballot this year after all. A series of bad polls combined with the high cost of gathering signatures means that proponents are delaying to 2018 – if ever: The campaign, led by Republican Bob Huff, the former Senate minority leader, and […]

Mar 25th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

That new ballot initiative we discussed on Sunday isn’t doing so well with the public. The opposition to the initiative tweeted out this morning polling results from FM 3 that found only 42% of voters back the initiative – typically a death sentence for any ballot initiative: New Poll: Water grab measure has weak support […]

Mar 15th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The right-wing proposal to steal the remaining high speed rail bond funds and put them toward building new reservoirs isn’t getting off to a great start. Last week a group of Central Valley farmers lined up to denounce the proposal as a raid on their water rights: They singled out for criticism a section that […]

Mar 13th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized