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Vote No on 86
October 3, 2006
Vote No on Proposition 86. Who really benefits from Prop 86? Learn more.
Allocates less than 10% of the tax revenues toward helping cigarette, cigar and smokeless tobacco consumers quit or keeping kids from starting.
Vote No On 87
No Oil Tax
Vote no on prop 87 the $4 billion oil tax that will increase California oil taxes, lead to higher prices at the pump, and greater dependence on foreign oil.
"California faces an ever-growing array of potential threats to our safety and well-being, from wildfires to floods and earthquakes. Measures like Prop 87 that bleed vital revenue away from local and state government make it harder for California firefighters to respond to those threats."
Money In Politics Databases
Political Money Line
by Tony Raymond
Money and politics tracking site.
Follow Federal campaign finance, Federal lobbying and Federal legislation in one spot! This site is often sited by major media organizations, political parties and academia.
Outside Groups Shoveling Cash Into Tight Races
The Washington Post
by Jeffrey H. Birnbaum and Zachary A. Goldfarb
As the race for control of Congress turns toward its final sprint to Election Day, independent organizations with ideological or commercial stakes in the outcome are pouring record amounts of money into the closest contests.
In Ohio, Rep. Deborah Pryce , the fourth-ranking Republican in the House, was attacked by nearly $1 million in negative commercials this summer. But her Democratic opponent, Franklin County Commissioner Mary Jo Kilroy, did not pay for any of them.
Take Our Guns - Take Our Lives
News With Views
by Jim R. Schwiesow
October 2, 2006
"Hi there, we're from the government and we are here to help." Sure they are, like the snake they are maneuvering themselves into position to inflict that last fatal strike.
For twenty-eight years, as the sheriff of Sioux County, Iowa, I held the absolute and unconstitutional power to deny my constituents the right to self- protection. Their right to protect themselves from criminal predators...
Cigarette tax plan would insure kids, reimburse ER care...
San Francisco Chronicle (CA)
September 26, 2006
Tobacco firms call Prop. 86 a power grab by hospitals. Proposition 86 would raise the excise tax on a pack of cigarettes from 87 cents to $2.60, generating an estimated $2.1 billion a year.
Hospitals and health care groups are betting that California voters don't care whether smokers have to pay higher taxes on cigarettes if the money collected goes to fund health care programs.
Chicks Carrying Guns and Kicking Tail
by Mary Katharine Ham
September 25, 2006
No, I didn't write that headline just to get you to click through to my column. All right, maybe I did a little, but there really is no better way to describe it.
Over the past couple weeks, there have been a couple stories floating around that just warmed my little heart, but they didn't get a lot of attention, so I have decided to give them plenty. Do you wonder what kind of story it takes to warm my cold, conservative heart? Well, wonder no longer. This is the kind of headline I'm talking about: "Woman Kills Intruder With Bare Hands"...
New RFK Jr. article will explore if 2006 election can be hacked
The Raw Story
September 21, 2006
In the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone, environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr., along with award-winning writer Dick Russell, deepens his investigation into America's electoral process.
"In 2002, privately owned Diebold, the world's third-largest seller of ATMs, was awarded a contract to install 19,000 voting machines across the state of Georgia even though its bid was the highest among nine competing vendors, and it had only recently completed its acquisition of Global Election Systems (a voting-machine firm that owned the technology Diebold was promising to sell Georgia)."
Importance of the 2006 Election
The American Daily
by Kerby Anderson
September 19, 2006
In the last six years, elections in America have been close, and they have been important. Sometimes when we hear a politician or a talk show host say that the upcoming elections are one of the most important in U.S. history our eyes sometimes glaze over.
But it is true. They are important, in part because the elections are so close. The 2000 presidential election was the closest in American history. George W. Bush was elected president by 537 votes in Florida.
League of Women Voters Refuse to Sponsor Rigged Gubernatorial Debate
News With Views (OR)
September 5, 2006
Salem -- After defeating an election challange by Attorney Kelly Clark, who attempted to have her removed from the November ballot, Constitution Party gubernatorial candidate Mary Starrett is being prevented from participating in the upcoming televised de
The Rogue Valley chapter of the League of Women Voters decided to withdraw its sponsorship of the gubernatorial debate because the two party-machine candidates -- Republican Saxton and incumbant Democrat Gov. Ted Kulongoski -- gave third party candidates the thumbs down.
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