More Californians Support Drug Pricing Ballot Measure But Many Undecided
In other election news, Walnut Creek's council comes out against an initiative that would legalize recreational pot.
CA Prescription Drug Measure Has Big, Early Lead
The California Drug Price Relief Act would require the state to pay no more for prescription drugs than the Department of Veterans Affairs pays for the same medication. The federal agency negotiates drug prices with pharmaceutical companies, paying on average one-quarter less for drugs than other government agencies. The poll shows support for Proposition 61 is broad-based. Subgroups of likely voters most in favor include Democrats, liberals, voters in the nine-county Bay Area and Los Angeles County, college graduates, those under age 30 and Latinos. (Seipel, 9/24)
East Bay Times:
No Legalized Pot: Walnut Creek Council Formally Opposes Recreational Use Initiative
According to the website NoOn64.net, Walnut Creek is the first East Bay city to take such a stand on Prop. 64 itself, and one of a dozen cities statewide (including Scotts Valley, Citrus Heights and Oceanside, as well as Solano County), along with Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, R-Dublin, and a host of law enforcement officials. (Richards, 9/25)