California’s Top Political Stories

The year's most compelling posts from PropZero.

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Chelsea's Light
The rejection of Prop 19 by California Voters. Prop 19, the controversial proposition to legalize the sale and distribution of marijuana, went up in smoke as voters said no. Read the full article
Place Your Bet, Help the Debt: According to Whittier Law School professor I. Nelson Rose, legal sports betting could bring California about $1 billion annually.
Carlos Zapata
Ban the Bag or Bag the Ban? Lawmakers rejected a bill seeking to ban plastic shopping bags. Read the full article
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Housekeeper Ad on Meg is Over the Top: The ad took at face value the story that Whitman's former housekeeper, Nicky Diaz Santillan, told about Whitman through her lawyer, Gloria Allred. No one, including the people who made this ad (it was sponsored by the state prison guards' union, which is not known for its subtlety), knew where Diaz Santillan was telling the truth. Read the full article
The Half Truths the Nation May Hear About California Elections: What the national will say about California and the message its electorate sent in November 2010. Read the full article
The Results: California Won't Embrace Change: In embracing Jerry Brown, California -- a place famous for the new -- is leaning on the old and the familiar, at a time of great political change elsewhere. Read the full article
On Furloughs, Governor Still Has the Hammer: The California Supreme Court gave Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger a hard-fought legal victory by declaring furloughs legal. Read the full article
Chelsea's Light
The passage of Chelsea's Law: The bill was authored by State Rep. Nathan Fletcher, R-75th District, who represents the parents of 17-year-old Chelsea King, a Poway High School senior who was raped and murdered in February by paroled sex offender John Gardner. Read the full article
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Not Nancy: Meet the New Most Powerful Californian in Congress --- When the Republicans clinched control of the U.S. House of Representatives, California politics shifted south. San Francisco's Nancy Pelosi will no longer be House speaker -- nor will she be the most powerful Californian in Congress. That title now belongs to Congressman Darrell Issa, who represents northern San Diego County. Read the full article
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Prop 8: The Most Wasteful Campaign in History -- Whatever your opinion on same-sex marriage, here's something all Californians might agree upon: there's never been a more wasteful campaign than Prop 8. Read the full article
Here's to 2011 and more compelling news out of Sacramento. Check out the PropZero blog and have a Happy New Year.
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