May 03, 2005
"Coffers Bulging for Special Election"
The LA Times offers this report. In somewhat related news, the SF Chronicle reports: "Sacramento -- A voter initiative aimed at weakening the political clout of public employee unions is moving toward the ballot, even as the identities of the measure's financial backers remain virtually unknown. The ballot measure committee pushing the proposal, the Coalition for Employee Rights, has received nearly all of its funding from one source, a group called the Small Business Action Committee. That group, which gave four donations totaling $330,000 -- including one for $200,000 alone -- does not have to disclose who its donors are until late July, long after the measure will have qualified for the ballot."