The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 12, 2012
See who's supporting Proposition 32

Supporters of Proposition 32, the campaign contribution measure on the November ballot, have raised about 10 cents for every dollar raised by their opponents, according to data from the Secretary of State's office.

The spreadsheets below detail the nearly $3.2 million in contributions given to the Yes on 32 campaign. To see breakdowns of the $35.8 million donated by opponents, nearly all of it union money, click here.

Labor organizations blast the initiative as faux campaign reform that would cut off their chief means of raising political money. Although corporations would come under the same restrictions, the measure wouldn't curb their political resources to the same degree, because they raise most of their funds through executive contributions and company treasuries.

Supporters counter that the measure limits political contributions to the fullest degree allowed by law, that it reflects federal standards and that it would limit the flow of money -- and the influence that goes with it -- from both labor and business interests.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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