In California's ever-expensive ballot wars, voters typically know who funds advertisements that hold great sway with the electorate.
A shadowy Phoenix-based group contributed $11 million Monday to a campaign committee funding attacks on Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative and supporting a measure curbing union dues collection, a new campaign finance report shows.
A day after Molly Munger said she would air television ads pinpointing flaws in Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative, a coalition of educators, politicians and labor leaders called on the wealthy attorney to "re-think this destructive course of action."
The still-lagging tax initiative financed by wealthy attorney Molly Munger spent more than seven times more than Gov. Jerry Brown's tax campaign committee through September, new campaign finance filings show.
Gov. Jerry Brown's campaign to raise taxes went up this morning with its first television ad, painting Proposition 30 as an effort to protect school funding from "Sacramento politicians" - without once mentioning the tax increase or the fact it is a Sacramento politician proposing it.
Republican activist Charles Munger Jr. has given more than $10 million to an independent committee supporting Proposition 32's campaign finance provisions and opposing Proposition 30's tax increase, according to a new state filing.
In a swipe at Gov. Jerry Brown and his ballot measure to raise taxes, the campaign for a rival tax measure suggested in its first statewide TV ad, released today, that Brown's initiative is the product of "Sacramento politicians" who have reduced school funding for years.
Here are the statistical tabulations, prepared exclusively for Capitol Alert, on Californians' view of three tax increase initiatives on the Nov. 6 ballot and how the high-speed rail project could affect voters' views of Gov. Jerry Brown's tax plan. Here are the publicly released results from the poll.