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  • Opposition mounts to wealthy corporation-backed ballot measure threatening voter rights and local services

    Opposition mounts to wealthy corporation-backed ballot measure threatening voter rights and local services

    More than 80 cities and the association representing California counties join Cal Cities; public safety, labor, and infrastructure advocates; and a growing number of special districts in a fight against the California Business Roundtable initiative that would give corporations major new loopholes to avoid paying their fair share ContactKayla Sherwood, League of California Cities, (530)…

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  • Strong opposition to Business Roundtable ballot measure

    Strong opposition to Business Roundtable ballot measure

    Public safety, labor, local government and infrastructure advocates announce strong opposition to California Business Roundtable ballot measure that would benefit wealthy corporations while decimating vital local and state services Deceptive proposition enables large corporations to avoid paying their fair share and evade enforcement when violating environmental, public health, and safety laws SACRAMENTO — Today, the…

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  • No on 98, Yes on 99

    No on 98, Yes on 99

    After having defeated the similarly intentioned Proposition 90 in 2006, local governments were again faced with a measure that would have greatly restricted land use control at the local level.

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  • Proposition 22

    Proposition 22

    Background In the years following the passage of Prop 1A, the State Legislature began funneling local tax dollars away from their intended sources and towards state coffers. In 2009, the California State Legislature raided about $5 billion from city, county, transit, redevelopment and special district funds. It was clear that another measure was needed to…

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  • Prop 1A

    Prop 1A

      Prop 1A Commercial Background Following years of state raids on local revenue streams, cities, counties, special districts and numerous local government coalition members set out to protect these funds and strengthen local control. Proposition 1A was placed on the ballot as a way to keep local revenues at the local level as they were…

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