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posted Friday, October 7, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 40

Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill restricting ballot initiative to November elections
By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com

In a huge victory for organized labor, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday restricting California ballot initiatives to November elections, when turnout is higher and more advantageous for Democrats.

The bill, passed by legislative Democrats in the final hours of the legislative session, could help labor unions defeat a pending measure to, in part, make it harder for unions to raise campaign funds from members.

The measure was expected to qualify for the June 2012 ballot, when overall turnout is likely to be far lower than in November, but proportionately higher for Republicans.

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http://www.sacbee.com/2011/10/08/3968832/gov-jerry-brown-signs-bill-restricting.html


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