prop32 en Proposition 32: Union and Corporate Political Donations <p>Proposition 32 would ban direct campaign contributions from unions and corporations, and ban automatic paycheck deductions for political purposes. But rarely do two competing sides disagree so sharply about a measure’s impact.</p><p>Supporters say it would level California’s political playing field by clamping down on special interest money. John Kabateck is with the National Federation of Independent Businesses, a small business advocacy group.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 22:26:35 +0000 Ben Adler 5203 at New Field Poll on Prop 32 Shows Measure Trailing <p></p><p class="p1">For the second time this week, a new poll shows Proposition 32, which would change rules on union and corporate political donations, faces a tough road to passage&nbsp;on California’s November ballot.</p><p class="p1">The latest Field Poll conducted with UC Berkeley shows Prop 32 losing 44 percent to 38 percent.&nbsp; The six-point margin is similar to this week’s Public Policy Institute of California survey, where the measure trailed 49 percent to 42 percent.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 17:57:04 +0000 Ben Adler 4353 at New Poll Shows Brown's Tax Measure Still Ahead of Rival <p>California Governor Jerry Brown’s November tax initiative has dropped a couple of points in new Public Policy Institute of California and Field Polls out this morning.</p><p>State Capitol reporter Ben Adler says Proposition 30 still has majority support – and it’s still ahead of a rival measure, Proposition 38.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:17:54 +0000 Ben Adler 4277 at New Poll Shows Brown's Tax Measure Still Ahead of Rival