Opponents Of Dialysis Ballot Measure Set Fundraising Record
Forces working to defeat Proposition 8 have raised more money than in any other single ballot initiative in recent history. News outlets also report on other questions Californians will weigh in on during this election.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Opposition To California Dialysis Measure Prop. 8 Hits Fundraising Record
Opposition to Proposition 8, a California ballot measure that would cap revenue at the state’s dialysis clinics, has broken a record for the most money raised to support or oppose a single ballot measure in recent state history. The opposition is being bankrolled by two of the nation’s largest dialysis companies, DaVita and Fresenius Medical Care, which have financed a vast majority of the record-high $111.4 million raised to defeat the initiative. (Ho, 11/3)
Why Is California’s Rent Control Initiative Tanking So Badly?
A California initiative to allow more rent control appears to be failing overwhelmingly, despite the state’s exploding housing costs and ever-rising rents, and its sponsors are already talking about trying again in 2020. Tenant-rights groups and other backers of Prop. 10 always knew they had an uphill fight. (Levin, 11/4)
The Mercury News:
Tech Fight Over Homeless Tax Divides Billionaires
In a city where the massive influx of highly paid technology workers has been blamed for driving up housing prices and exacerbating homelessness, the question of who should pay for a solution has sparked a politically divisive ballot measure to tax big companies to generate $300 million a year for homeless services. San Francisco’s Proposition C reflects a broader phenomenon, rooted in the belief that the Bay Area’s booming technology companies should pay more taxes to help cities battle everything from the growing homelessness crisis to terrible traffic. (Baron, 11/5)