Initiative To Have Taxpayers Foot Bill For Lead Paint Cleanup To Be On Ballot In November
The campaign supporting the paint measure is funded by paint companies that would otherwise have to pay for cleanups that could cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Meanwhile, another initiative that raises taxpayer money for construction and improvement projects at children's hospitals will also be on the ballot.
The Associated Press:
California Lead Paint Liability Initiative Heads To Ballot
California voters will likely see an initiative on the November ballot that limits the liability of lead paint companies by authorizing bond funding to clean up the paint and other health hazards in buildings in the state. The California Secretary of State announced Tuesday that backers of the measure collected enough signatures to make the ballot. (6/26)
Capital Public Radio:
Initiatives Backed By Children's Hospitals, Paint Industry Set For California's November Ballot
[Another] initiative would raise $1.5 billion through a taxpayer-funded bond measure for construction, expansion, renovation and equipment projects at hospitals that provide children’s health care. It was written by the California Children’s Hospital Association, and nine of its members have contributed more than $6 million combined. (Adler, 6/26)