CMTA Takes Positions on Ballot Measures

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, July 1, 2005 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On June 23, 2005, the CMTA Board reviewed the impact of measures destined to be on the November 8th ballot and took positions on many of them.

Governor Schwarzenegger, through the "California Recovery Team" is the proponent of the following three initiatives, all of which gained CMTA endorsement:

•    Propositon 74: Teacher Tenure Support
(Increases from two to five years the length of time before eligible for tenure)
•    Proposition 76: Live Within Our Means budget reform Support
(Limits state spending to the previous year’s spending plus the average revenue growth over the previous three years.)
•    Proposition 77: Reapportionment: Support
(A panel of retired judges would have power to draw political districts, not the legislature)

CMTA also took the following positions on the other measures that affect CMTA member companies:
•    Propositions 78: Prescription Drugs (industry sponsored) Support
(Provides cheaper drugs to poor residents through voluntary discounts provided by drug companies)
•    Proposition 79: Prescription Drug Discounts (consumer/labor- sponsored) Oppose
(Requires the state to administer a program to give poor Californians access to cheaper drugs)
•    Proposition 80: Electricity Regulation Oppose
(Puts energy service providers under the control of the CPUC and stops new direct access) 
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