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How Prop. 26 undermines San Francisco values

On this year's voter information guide, the effects of Proposition 26 were succinctly summarized as "Requires that certain state and local fees be approved by two-thirds vote." That description could have read "Bankrupts methods to enforce values San Franciscans hold…
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'No on 23' Campaign Uses Politically Incorrect Banjo Song to Attack Texas Oil Companies

The most prominent political action committee fighting passage of Proposition 23, which would suspend climate-change legislation approved by California in 2006, has published a new banjo-music video online that attacks the out-of-state oil interests helping to fund the initiative.…
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News, The Snitch Bay Area Capitalists Outspending Big Oil in Last Stretch of Prop. 23 Battle

Bay Area Capitalists Outspending Big Oil in Last Stretch of Prop. 23 Battle

No longer so menacing​So much for the titans of the petroleum industry using their profits to bend voters and politicians to their will. It turns out the out-of-state oil companies behind the campaign to pass Proposition 23 -- the ballot…
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News, The Snitch Scientist Who Spotted Faulty Air Pollution Figures Still Supports AB 32, Opposes Prop. 23

Scientist Who Spotted Faulty Air Pollution Figures Still Supports AB 32, Opposes Prop. 23

The San Francisco Chronicle has a big story today about how the California Air Resources Board overestimated the amount of pollution caused by diesel-burning trucks and other vehicles as it crafted regulations to improve air quality. It's a thorough story,…
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News, The Snitch Report Touting Prop. 23 'Simply Nonsense' -- Stanford Prof

Report Touting Prop. 23 'Simply Nonsense' -- Stanford Prof

Matt SmithHere's what we'll do, y'see: We'll put out crazy-assed think-tank reports, and see if people believe 'em.​The Pacific Research Institute bills itself as a think tank that champions freedom, opportunity, and personal responsibility by advancing free-market policy solutions. But…
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