ballot initiatives

Howard Jarvis Group Collects 150% Signatures for Gas Tax Repeal

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers’ Association (HJTA), which has led California’s “Reject The Gas Tax” ballot initiative, delivered 940,000 signatures to Sacramento Tuesday, far above the required 585,407 valid signatures necessary to qualify the gas tax repeal for the November 2018 ballot.

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Legal Marijuana Qualifies for California Ballot

Californians will decide in November whether to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes, after a measure backed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Facebook investor Sean Parker gathered enough signatures to qualify for placement on the state ballot this fall.

Thousands of people take part in a march through Cape Town, calling for the South African government to legalise marijuana, on May 7, 2016

Jews Reject Gavin Newsom’s Disarmament Plan

It’s not too late to send Lieutenant Governor Newsom a message: don’t disarm Californians and don’t give breaks to those who want to harm us. As the Democratic leaders in Sacramento have already pleaded with him to do, Newsom must pull this initiative and work with the California legislature on public safety bills that support our police and empower the people.

Gavin Newsom (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)