More and more, Californians are turning to the initiative process to propose and enact sweeping changes to public policy in everything from taxes and school funding to social policies including immigration and gay marriage. As we have seen with Proposition 8, the ban on gay marriage, the initiatives do not always stand the test of [...]
“Big Daddy” Jesse Unruh, the man who invented the modern role of the Speaker of the California Assembly, coined the phrase “money is the mother’s milk of politics” back in 1966. One could easily argue that it is still true today. Campaign contributions and fundraisers are still a big part of the Capitol culture in [...]
5:45 a.m. – I pick up a box of coffee for myself and my fellow poll workers. I already have some fruit and other snacks to share. It’s going to be a 15- or 16-hour workday, so we’ll need all the help we can get. Despite the 5 a.m. wake-up call and the long hours, [...]
Local election results never cease to amaze me. As I was compiling the results of supervisorial elections around the state this morning, I came across a handful of races that are incredibly close and will not be decided until the last mail-in ballot is counted.
While it might seem like election season is already in full swing, it’s still only August and the real onslaught won’t begin for a couple more weeks. Which makes this the perfect time to look at voter registration in California. The data viz below contains a bunch of information about it. Click on the picture [...]