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Cash gathers over Proposition 46

A male patient uses a walker frame. Photo: Bikeriderlondon, via Shutterstock

It’s on the ballot but off the public’s radar, and months before Election Day the campaign cash already is piling up — $44 million and counting — for what is certain to be a massive TV blitz in the fall between doctors, lawyers and insurers.

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More voters avoid party labels

A California voter casts a ballot. (Photo: Vepar5)

Election 2014: As California voters head to the polls, state elections officials report a continued surge in the percentage of registered voters with no party preference and further erosion in the percentages of voters registered with the Republican and Democratic parties.

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IE spending nearly $250,000 a day

State Capitol, Sacramento. (Photo: David Monniaux)

ELECTION 2014: Independent spending in California’s June 3 primary election has pushed above $23.2 million, with the political forces burning through about $250,000 a day. The largest single amounts from independent expenditure committees, or IEs, came from the California Teachers Association in the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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Dan Schnur rolls dice on ‘no party preference’

ELECTION 2014: Dan Schnur, a veteran Republican who dropped his party preference three years ago, has worked for years behind the scenes for elected officials as a communications expert and political strategist. But now he wants to be an elected official himself: He is in a crowded field of contenders for secretary of state. The top two vote-getters will confront each other in the November general election.

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Top 10 lobbying firms billed more than $40 million

The 10 lobbying firms in Sacramento brought in more than $40.4 million during 2013, including more than $11.5 million during the final quarter of the year alone. The figures were listed Monday in the Capitol Morning Report, which provides detailed scheduling, employment, campaign and job information to elected officials, government employees, trade groups and lobbyists, among others.

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Meral on the griddle: Delta policy gets the once-over

Sitting nearly alone at the head table, Jerry Meral found few supporters in the crowded room.

 

Meral, the state’s Deputy Resources Secretary, is the point man for the Brown Administration’s plan to build an $18 billion tunnel underneath the Delta in order to move more northern California water to the south.  The critics were

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Fewer voters signing up with major political parties

Fickle Californians are voting with their feet, walking away from the political parties and increasingly declining to state any party preference at all.

 

The secretary of state reported Monday that Democrats and Republicans both lost registrants, with Republicans dipping to 28.9 percent, while Democratic registration stood at 43.9 percent, fully 15 points above the

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