June 2012 Initiatives — Volume 11, Issue 1
The California Initiative Review (CIR) is a non-partisan, objective Web publication which provides comprehensive, independent analyses of California Ballot initiatives and related issues. The review is produced each year by the Capital Center for Public Law & Policy at our California Initiative Forum.
At every statewide election in California, voters make choices about candidates and ballot propositions. Statewide ballot measures, including initiatives and referendums, are a form of direct democracy and allow voters to have a voice in the laws that will govern them.
In an effort to aid voters in exercising their choice, students in the California Initiative Seminar course at Pacific McGeorge study and analyze all statewide ballot measures for each California election. Their objective analyses are published here as the California Initiative Review (CIR).
- Introduction by Professor Mary-Beth Moylan (pdf)
- Full Publication (pdf)
- Initiatives at a Glance (pdf)
- Proposition 28: The Legislative Term Limits Reform Act (pdf)
- Proposition 29: Establishing $1 Per Pack Tax on Cigarettes to Fund Cancer Research and Prevention Programs (pdf)
- Senate Bill 2: The Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2012 (pdf)
- Measure 1487: The Stop Special Interest Money Now Act of 2012 (pdf)
- Measure 1495: 2012 Automobile Insurance Discount Act (pdf)
- Report: The History and Impact of Legislative Term Limit Initiatives (pdf)
- Report: California Initiative Signature Campaigns — Empowerment or Impediment? (pdf)
- Report: Don't Judge an Initiative by Its Title: A Report on the Titles of California Ballot Measures (pdf)
- Report: Selecting Your Electorate: Senate Bill 202: Access to the Initiative Process and Voter Turnout as an Expression of the Will of the People (pdf)