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|February 20, 2019|
Find out who's behind California's statewide propositions
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Voters may be hearing about the California Clean Money Campaign in the coming weeks.
A new bill would require those gathering signatures on petitions to disclose identities of the top 3 individuals or organizations attempting to put measures on the ballot. Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) argues that voters should know who's behind the initiatives they're being asked to help put on the ballot.
Propositions that qualified by signature gathering in 2018 and 2016 all did so only after their sponsors spent a million dollars or more on paid signature gatherers, with voters rarely knowing who they were, Allen said.
Twenty-nine measures actually reached the statewide ballot during those election years.
Story Date: December 13, 2018