Prop. 46 Opponents Greatly Outspent Proponents
Health care providers and insurers spent $58.6 million to defeat a ballot measure that would have increased the cap on pain-and-suffering awards in malpractice lawsuits and required random drug testing for doctors, according to campaign finance reports filed Monday. Meanwhile, proponents of Proposition 46, which was rejected by voters in November 2014, spent nearly $11 million to support the measure.
- "In Malpractice Initiative Battle, Opponents Heavily Outspent Backers" (Mason, "PolitiCal," Los Angeles Times, 2/2).