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TAX THE RICH TO HELP THE POOR: BALLOT INITIATIVE GAINS GROUND

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By Miriam Raftery

December 28, 2015 (Sacramento) – Nonprofit groups that help the poor are working to qualify the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act for the November 2016 ballot.  The Legislative Analyst has estimated that the measure could raise up to $7 billion by adding a property tax surcharge on properties worth $3 million or more.

 

BILL TO LIMIT HEALTH INSURANCE RATE HIKES QUALIFIES FOR 2014 BALLOT



September 6, 2012 (Sacramento) – Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced this week that the Health Insurance Rate Justification and Accountability Act has enough valid signatures to qualify for the November 2014 ballot. The measure will give the California Insurance Commissioner the power to review and reject excessive health insurance rate hikes.

NEED MORE INFO ON CANDIDATES AND INITIATIVES? CHECK OUT THESE 2 WEBSITES

 
May 27, 2012 (San Diego) – If you’re looking for a source of detailed information about candidates and initiatives on your ballot, two handy sites aret www.SmartVoter.org and www.vote-smart.org.   
 
The SmartVoter site was created by the League of Women Voters of California and is now available in several other states.  Enter your address and zip at www.SmartVoter.org to view your sample ballot, with arguments for and against ballot initiatives as well as information candidates have written about themselves and links to many useful sites related to the election.

READER’S EDITORIAL: EAST COUNTY CHAMBER TAKES OFFICIAL POSITION ON TWO BALLOT MEASURES

 
By Scott Alevy
President & CEO, East County Chamber of Commerce
 
May 17, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--One of the most important services the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce offers to the entire business community is our ongoing advocacy, including ballot initiatives and legislative issues. We are proud to serve as the voice of the business community in East County, and take that responsibility seriously.
 
 
 
East County Chamber opposes Prop 29, which would increase taxes on cigarettes

VOTING FOR PRESIDENT? CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION

 
Not All Ballots for the June 5 Primary List Presidential Candidates 

How are you registered? If you are a registered nonpartisan voter, you will not see any presidential candidates listed on your ballot for the June 5 Presidential Primary Election. County Registrar of Voters Deborah Seiler is encouraging voters to check their registered party preference and understand how it affects what they’ll see on their ballot.