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Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

July 24, 2012
California Legislative Analyst releases Prop. 32 explainer

LAO logo.jpgThe Legislative Analyst's Office has issued the explanations that voters will read in their November ballot pamphlets for all of California's propositions, including the breakdown of Proposition 32.

The measure would change campaign finance rules by banning corporations and unions from contributing to candidates. It also would ban spending for "political purposes" any money received from payroll deductions.

That would hit unions harder than business interests, since payroll-deducted dues are organized labor's main vehicle for raising political cash. Corporations fill their political war chests with money from company resources or individual executive donations.

Here's the LAO's breakdown of the measure:

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LAO Prop 32 Analysis


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