Every election, it seems one proposition cuts through the clutter and captures attention.
This year, it's Proposition 23.
Prop. 23 would suspend a landmark global warming law that requires the state to roll back emissions to 1990 levels.
Most of the money backing the proposition comes from out-of-state oil refiners -- they've spent more than $8 million so far to get the proposition passed.
But as we show you on NBC Bay Area’s “California: Open for Business,” Prop 23 is not the first time big business has spent heavily on a proposition in California. And it most certainly won't be the last.
NBC Bay Area’s Tom Sinkovitz hosts this half-hour examination of corporate influence at the ballot box.
- California’s Secretary of State Debra Bowen
- Dan Schnur, chairman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission
- Allan Zaremberg, CEO of the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber)
- Helen Grieco, Common Cause organizer
- With a special appearance by NBC Bay Area Political Analyst Larry Gerston
Air dates on NBC Bay Area:
- Saturday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m.