With two candidates spending a total of $90 million in this year's Republican race for Governor, California voters will get another chance to approve public funding of political campaigns. Prop 15 on the June ballot provides for a pilot program. We hear about that and get the latest on the latest on billboards, supergraphics and signs that face freeways. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the White House is pushing a compromise on repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." But it would not end the ban on gays in the military, so what's the rush?
Proposition 15 and California Campaign Financing
From this Episode:
LA Wins the Billboard Battle
The 9th Federal Circuit Court of Appeals says restrictions on what some neighborhood activists call "visual blight" are not violations of free speech. Los Angeles City...
7 min, 44 sec
Would Public Funding Push Private Money Out of Politics?
California voters prohibited the public financing of political campaigns in 1988. In 2000 and again in 2006, they refused to lift the ban by margins of 65 and 74 percent....
16 min, 19 sec