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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:39 PM
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Redistricting measure could drop off ballot
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronic...

A mistake involving an initiative that would change the way California draws its lines for politicians' districts could force the high- profile measure off November's special election ballot.

The problem arose when backers of the reapportionment initiative, now listed for the special election ballot as Proposition 77, turned in one version of the proposed measure to the state attorney general's office for review but circulated an earlier, slightly different version when collecting the signatures needed to qualify the initiative for the ballot.

Backers of the initiative noticed the problem last month and informed Secretary of State Bruce McPherson. Last week, McPherson turned the problem over to state Attorney General Bill Lockyer, who is now reviewing the documents.


If Lockyer doesn't fight this, I'm going to work so hard for his opponents in the upcoming primary

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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:56 PM
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1. Wasn't this the primary reason for a "special" election in the first place
Or was Arnie trying to ram something else through on the special?
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:02 PM
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2. this, putting restrictions on the use of union dues for political purposes
and the pension amendment

the pension amendment was dropped but yeah, the redistricting one was a major reason for the special election

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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:54 PM
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3. and to mess with teachers
Another measure is to deny "tenure" to teachers for 5 years, and to make their evaluations/observations more dependent on the good will of their supervisors. Public school teachers do not have tenure like college teachers. Our tenure is merely the right to due process. Before tenure, as a probationary employee, a teacher can be fired without cause.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 10:07 AM
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5. I knew there was one more
thank you
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:33 PM
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4. Hmmmm....
If that doesn't make the ballot. That leaves the parental notification thing and the anti-union paycheck thing.

Not exactly winners in CA...perhaps the election won't happen after all.
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