Abortion Waiting Period and Parental Notification Ballot Prop Is Back Again

December 11, 2010 by  
Filed under 2012 Ballot Measures, 2012 Elections

For the fourth time in seven years, a bill which would require waiting periods and parental notification for teen abortions is trying make it to the ballot for the 2012 election.

Michael Erickson’s Professional Background Is Not So Clear

November 30, 2010 by  
Filed under 2012 Ballot Measures

Michael Erickson, the man behind California’s proposed Arizona style immigration law, has a surprisingly mysterious professional background. This is unusual for someone who is clearly trying to make a name for himself in California politics.

Analysis of Immigration Law Proposed for 2012 California Ballot

November 28, 2010 by  
Filed under 2012 Ballot Measures, 2012 Elections, Immigration

Soon, in a grocery store parking lot near you, a professional signature gatherer will be asking you to sign a petition authorizing an Arizona-style state immigration law to appear on the 2012 ballot. The law is the handiwork of former Sonoma County GOP Charmian, Michael Erickson. Erickson split off from the mainstream GOP and founded a group called Republicans for the National Interest. Here is an initial, preliminary analysis of the law – more in depth in this in the weeks and months ahead.

Marijuana Legalization: Prop 19 Folks Say They’ll Be Back in 2012. Here’s Some Advice.

November 8, 2010 by  
Filed under 2010 Election, 2012 Ballot Measures

2010′s Prop 19 had a litany of problems that doomed it to fail. Here are a few ideas of what should be changed so that California marijuana legalization has a shot at passing in the 2012 election.