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Thu Oct 20 2005
California Special Election Deals Blow To Schwarzenegger
Thu Oct 20 2005
Special Election
The California special election of 2005 was held on November 8, 2005 after being called by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on June 13, 2005. Californians voted on eight ballot initiatives. Propositions 73, 76, and 77 were initiative constitutional amendments, while the others were initiative statutes. The election was the most expensive in California history.
Election Returns | 11/8 Labor Victory Statewide; SF's Mixed County Results | MTA Board of Supervisors will remain in the hands of the Mayor | Bay Guardian: Election 2005 | Nov 8: WE WON THE NOV 8 CALIFORNIA ELECTION! | Governator going down in flames; hand gun and military bans in SF | Schwarzenegger Is Shrimp Toast, Aloha!
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Statewide Propositions:
Prop. 73 (Defeated) : Waiting period and parental notification before termination of a minor’s pregnancy.
Read More | Reproductive Rights Rally and Take Back the Night March | Prop 73 would set up a "hit list" of California judges
Prop. 74 (Defeated): Would make new teachers wait five years before achieving permanent status, and would make firing permanent teachers easier.
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Prop. 75 (Defeated): Would require public workers unions to get written permission yearly from each member before their dues money could be used for political activities.
Read More | Political Tasks Facing the Working Class
Prop. 76 (Defeated) : Gives the governor significant unilateral powers to cut the budget. Overturns voter-approved Prop. 98 to guarantee minimum funding for education. Would result in cuts to education, health, firefighters and police.
Read More | Why Parents Should Give a Damn | Teleconference on October 11 for Reporters, Editors, and Columnists
Prop. 77 (Defeated) : Places responsibility for redistricting in the hands of a panel of retired judges, instead of the state Legislature.
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Prop. 78 (Defeated) : Prescription drug initiative written by big pharmaceutical companies. Drug companies could enter a voluntary prescription drug discount program. Fewer people would be served by Prop. 78 than by Prop. 79.
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Prop. 79 (Defeated) : Initiated by the broad Health Access coalition, it would create a drug discount program requiring participation by drug manufacturers if they wish to sell drugs through the state’s Medi-Cal program.
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Prop. 80 (Defeated) : Would reinstate a legal obligation for PG&E, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas and Electric – the three big private utilities in California – to operate in the public interest.
SF Propositions: Proposition H (Passed) bans firearms and Proposition I (Passed) attempts to ban military recruiters from public schools

Inside Arnold's Camp - Where are the people of color? | 10/29-11/8 Phone Banks & Precinct Walks to Defeat Arnold Props 73-78 | Photos: Protesting Arnold in Fresno | WSWS: Right-wing initiatives dominate California special election | Todd Chretien: Judgment Day for the Governator
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