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November 2, 2016

Why it’s dangerous to ignore alarms from Stockton

Nov. 2, 2016 / News / Joe Mathews / Zocalo Public Square

“One lesson of this California election should already be clear: Don’t dismiss apocalyptic warnings from Stockton.

If you have a television, you’re seeing a barrage of ill-advised Stockton …

November 2, 2016

Jerry Brown overstates initiative’s impact in anti-Proposition 53 ad

Nov. 1, 2016 / News / Alexei Koseff / Sacramento Bee

“Like other opponents, Brown overstates the expected impact of Prop. 53. Though the effects he describes are real, they are far from the certainty that he suggests.

Prop. 53 …

November 2, 2016

Reality check: Prop. 53 ad exaggerates disaster relief risk

Nov. 1, 2016 / News / Paul Rogers / Bay Area News Group

“IS IT TRUE? The ad is misleading. After natural disasters such as earthquakes, federal agencies like the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Highway Administration — …

October 27, 2016

‘Yes’ on Prop. 53 for transparency on big state projects

Oct. 24, 2016 / News / Chris Telfer, President, Tulare County Taxpayers Association / The Fresno Bee

“Proposition 53 presents an opportunity for voters to tell politicians and Sacramento insiders that enough is enough when it comes to spending your …

October 21, 2016

Prop. 53 will give voters a voice on mega-projects

Oct. 19, 2016 / News / Katy Grimes, President of Sacramento Taxpayers Association / The Sacramento Bee

“…many of these revenue bonds are issued by appointed members of state agencies, resulting in virtually no transparency or accountability and almost always …

October 21, 2016

Yes on Prop. 53 for voter review of big state projects: Endorsement

Oct. 13, 2016 / News / The Editorial Board / Southern California News Group

“This editorial board likes the idea of letting voters have a say about huge state projects…

It could come for pass, for example, that cap-and-trade funding …