Campaigns backing state ballot propositions have cumulatively raised more than $250 million in contributions - roughly $17 for every California resident likely to vote in a couple of weeks, according to data from the California Secretary of State.
Raising the most contributions are Jerry Brown's tax initiative; a competing tax initiative by wealthy lawyer Molly Munger; an initiative that would curb union and corporate political spending; and an initiative requiring labeling of genetically-modified foods.
In several cases, the vast bulk of financing for a ballot initiative comes from a single, wealthy individual.
This chart, using data from election funding tracker MapLight shows the largest single donor for and against each proposition. Follow the links to learn more about particular propositions or donors.
||Raises taxes for education, public safety
International Union ($8,565,406)
|| Charles T Munger ($21,949,561)
||Two-year state budget cycle
|| AFL-CIO/AFSCME ($92,131)
||Ban on corporate, union contributions
||CA Teachers Association
||Car insurance rates based on history
Joseph/Mercury Insurance ($16,422,127)
Nurses Assoc. ($97,500)
||Ends death penalty
Advocacy Fund ($1,000,000)
||Peace Officers Research Assoc.
||Increases penalties for human trafficking
||Changes "three strikes" law
||Peace Officers Research Assoc.
||Labels genetically engineered food
Consumers Fund ($1,334,865)
||Raises taxes for education
Chamber of Commerce ($23,500)
||Raises taxes for clean energy
||General Motors ($20,000)
||Nullifies State Senate redistricting
T Munger ($599,102)
Republican Party ($1,749,562)
Source: MapLight; California Secretary of State
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