California: Open for Business

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    SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 5: An exterior of the state capitol is shown on January 5, 2006 in Sacramento.

    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.

    Interviews include:

    • 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.