campaign finance

Why Can’t “No on 26” Run a Professional Campaign?

Today’s Los Angeles Times acknowledges what Sean flagged the other day: Fundraising for a ballot initiative to suspend California’s global warming law has flagged, but oil companies and other business interests are pouring millions of dollars into a separate ballot measure that could dry up funds to implement the law. The Times article reveals that …


Dirty Money Supporting Anti-AB 32 Initiative Causes Ted Costa to Withdraw Support

I predicted earlier that an initiative campaign to delay the implementation of AB 32 until the state’s unemployment rate falls dramatically would not qualify for the ballot.  I made this prediction based on the lack of evidence of significant financial backing and the fact that the initiative appeared to be primarily the work of Ted Costa’s People’s …