initiative http://kvpr.org en Initiative Would Raise Cap on Medical Malpractice Damages http://kvpr.org/post/initiative-would-raise-cap-medical-malpractice-damages <p>California’s high-stakes battle over medical malpractice damages could move to the ballot box next year.&nbsp; As Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, the initiative campaign seeking to increase the cap on “pain and suffering” awards will pit trial lawyers against doctors.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:59:42 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 24333 at http://kvpr.org Initiative Would Raise Cap on Medical Malpractice Damages New Poll Says Voters Support Changes to Initiative process http://kvpr.org/post/new-poll-says-voters-support-changes-initiative-process <p class="p1">A new report suggests that although Californians strongly support the state&rsquo;s initiative process, they&rsquo;d like to see changes to limit the power of special interests and increase the role of the legislature. &nbsp;</p><p class="p4">The report comes from the Public Policy Institute of California.&nbsp; It analyzed its polling data to determine whether several potential initiative process changes would be popular.&nbsp; Turns out they are, says the PPIC&rsquo;s Mark Baldassare.&nbsp; For example:</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 02:34:54 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 22804 at http://kvpr.org New Poll Says Voters Support Changes to Initiative process California Ballot Measures Committees Raise $84 Million http://kvpr.org/post/california-ballot-measures-committees-raise-84-million <p>A new analysis shows that campaign committees already are spending millions of dollars on propositions for California&rsquo;s November&rsquo;s ballot.&nbsp;The analysis, by the Fair Political Practices Commission, shows by the end of June, committees had raised more than $84 million to fight or support the 11 ballot measures.</p><p>The Commission&rsquo;s report looked at donors who gave $10,000 or more. While the state limits what an individual donor can give state candidates, there are no limits on the amount of money committees can contribute to ballot measures.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 02:09:39 +0000 Amy Quinton 1802 at http://kvpr.org