Poll: Voter Turnout Expected To Hit New LowThe Field Poll is projecting a new low in California voter turnout for a general election, while the percentage casting vote-by-mail ballots could hit a new high.
Drowsy California Election Could Bring Low TurnoutTrendsetting California is where you look for the next new thing. But on Election Day, expect to see mostly the same old thing.
Mailed Ballots Suggest Low Turnout In CaliforniaA drop in the number of voters mailing their absentee ballots signals that California may be on track for another low-turnout election.
Poll: Democrats Leading In All Statewide RacesGov. Jerry Brown is maintaining a commanding lead in his bid for an unprecedented fourth term and leads a Democratic ticket that once again appears poised to sweep all statewide offices in California, according to a Field Poll released Thursday.
Campaign 2014: Measure L Revising Sacramento Charter, Giving Mayor Executive Power"Shall the City of Sacramento Charter be revised, on a trial basis, to establish: a mayor-council governance structure wherein the elected mayor oversees city operations and a budget subject to Council approval and override; an Ethics Committee; Code of Ethics and Sunshine Ordinances; an Independent Budget Analyst Office; a Neighborhood Advisory Committee; an Independent Redistricting Commission; and a three-term limit for mayors; with most provisions subject to voter reapproval by 11/03/2020?"
Campaign 2014: Proposition 48 Puts California Tribe's Casino Plan Before VotersNow voters will weigh in on whether the North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians are "reservation shopping," as their critics contend, or taking land that was part of their historical territory, as the tribe maintains.
Campaign 2014: Proposition 47 Lowers Penalty For Some Crimes In CaliforniaProponents, however, say the measure would reduce jail and prison crowding while annually freeing hundreds of millions of dollars to prevent crime. The measure calls for 65 percent of the savings to go to mental health and drug treatment programs, 25 percent to school truancy and dropout prevention programs, and 10 percent to help crime victims.
Campaign 2014: Proposition 46 Seeks To Raise California's Medical Malpractice CapIf approved by voters, it also would lift the ceiling on damages for pain and suffering caused by medical negligence, something that has been sought for decades by trial lawyers.
Campaign 2014: Proposition 45 Seeks Rate Review By California Insurance CommissionerInitiative proponents, led by Democratic Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and Consumer Watchdog, a Santa Monica-based consumer group with backing from attorneys, say the initiative would add transparency to the rate-setting process and force health insurance companies to justify their decisions.
Campaign 2014: Proposition 2 Would Overhaul California's Rainy Day FundLawmakers of both parties and Gov. Jerry Brown compromised last May to send Proposition 2 to voters. It's a result of years of negotiations about how to address California's volatile budgeting process, which features big spending during boom years and multibillion dollar deficits during recessions.
Campaign 2014: Historic Drought Is Background For Proposition 1 Water Bond VoteThe $7.5 billion water package to appear on the Nov. 4 ballot as Proposition 1 includes $2.7 billion for new reservoirs along with billions more for recycling water, conservation and groundwater cleanup. It also calls for shoring up levees in the Sacrament-San Joaquin Delta to lessen chances of a catastrophic flood.
Campaign 2014: Seventh Congressional District Is One Of Most Competitive In NationDemocratic Rep. Ami Bera versus Republican Doug Ose, a former congressman. Bera won this district by just 2 percentage points in 2012.
Campaign 2014: Similar Ideas Mark Race For California Secretary Of StateDemocratic state Sen. Alex Padilla and Republican Pete Peterson want to become the next secretary of state, an office that oversees elections, political fundraising and business registration. Incumbent Debra Bowen, a Democrat, is termed out.
Campaign 2014: Termed-Out California Controller John Chiang Turns Eyes Toward TreasurerChiang will face Republican challenger Greg Conlon as Chiang aims to move a half-mile up the Capitol Mall and jump from one state fiscal office to another.
Campaign 2014: California Lieutenant Governor Candidates See Job's PotentialThe incumbent and his challenger each insist the position can be influential beyond serving on the governing boards of the University of California and California State University systems, and filling in when the governor is out of state.