Columnist: Voters Manipulated by Rich Corporate Interests That Spent $100M To Defeat Props. 45, 46
Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik writes that health insurers and medical malpractice insurers "spent some $100 million" to kill propositions 45 and 46 but that they were able to "bury the corporate spending behind statewide initiative campaigns." He concludes, "Voters don't seem to like it when they're manipulated by rich corporate interests, but often it's not so easy for them to know it's happening."
- "On California Initiatives, Money Talked, the Public Interest Walked" (Hiltzik, "The Economy Hub," Los Angeles Times, 11/5).