The most important measure on this
year’s statewide ballot is Proposition 98, the anti-eminent domain
protection measure, sponsored by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers
Association. Please vote "Yes" on Prop. 98, and "No" on
Prop. 99, the phony alternative supported by the California
That said, I received a "slate mailer"
from an obscure outfit called the "California Taxpayer Protection
Committee" out of Gold River, California. The mailer
has some local candidates on it and explains the group is made up
of volunteers and unnamed "affiliated groups" that oppose"out
of control spending," claim"taxes are too high" and that "new
borrowing" is "not the answer."
Now of course, I am biased here,
because I represent the slate mail industry in court, havewon
two Federal cases enjoining campaign restrictions against slate
mail, and have a few I produce myself. I think slate mail is
effective, and it is an important enough medium to have its own
sections of the Political Reform Act.
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