Maybe the opportunity to support Tim Draper’s ballot measure to split California into six states is enough to stop you the second a signature gatherer approaches on the street.
If not, he or she may have a more familiar way of getting your attention: the price of gas.
Arno, whose company has been paid more than $1.3 million to gather petitions for Draper’s initiative, said he is doing the cap-and-trade measure for free. For signature gatherers being paid for Draper’s initiative, the gas petition doubles as bait.
We still don’t know yet who will be facing off with Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin in the state controller’s race this November. After Betty Yee squeezed into second place over fellow Democrat John A. Peréz by 481 votes, a historic recount began on Friday in Kern and Imperial counties. That effort ramps up today as each county is adding three more “boards” to facilitate the counting, which could take weeks. The boards are comprised of four people: two election officials to count the votes, and observers from both campaigns.
“You all saw what I saw. The question of why and how is the crux of the investigation.”