CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2005 |
California voters narrowly favor an initiative on Tuesday's ballot to bar abortions for minors unless parents are notified, but are leaning against two prescription-drug discount measures, according to a new Los Angeles Times poll. Likely voters also tilt strongly against Proposition 80, which would impose new rules on the electric power industry, the survey found. The abortion, drug and electricity measures have been eclipsed for months by initiatives sponsored by Gov.
August 25, 2005 |
The pharmaceutical industry's campaign to turn California's voter initiative process into its wholly owned subsidiary is moving into full gear. With the statewide appearance of two television ads financed by a war chest pegged at $60 million (and counting) and aimed at two ballot initiatives concerned with prescription drug prices, it's timely to consider what we're getting for the drug companies' money.