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November 2010 Statewide General Election

20th edition

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Proposition 25 - Changes Legislative Vote Requirement to Pass a Budget from Two-Thirds to a Simple Majority. Retains Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Taxes. Passed

Initiative Constitutional Amendment


Official Summary:

What a Yes or No Vote Means

A YES vote on this measure means: The Legislature's vote requirement to send the annual budget bill to the Governor would be lowered from two-thirds to a majority of each house of the Legislature.

A NO vote on this measure means: The Legislature's vote requirement to send an annual budget bill to the Governor would remain unchanged at two-thirds of each house of the Legislature.

Official Voter Guide page

This page features the Legislative Analyst's analysis, pro-con arguments, legislative votes and the full proposition text.

Campaign Web Sites and Contact Information

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments

News Stories

This page provides excerpts from and links to news coverage of the propositions on the ballot.

Follow the Money

Proposition 25 - Top Five Donors

(as of 10/17/10)



O P P O S E **

Total Raised *

(as of 10/17)



Top Donors

(as of 10/17)

Donor information


Donor Information


California Federation of Teachers COPE Prop Ballot Committee,
Burbank, CA



California Business Political Action Committee, sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce
Sacramento, CA


American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO,
Washington, DC


Chevron Corporation,
San Ramon, CA


California Teachers Association Issues PAC,
Burlingame, CA


American Beverage Association,
Washington, DC


American Federation of State County and
Municipal Employees CA Issues,
Sacramento, CA


Small Business Action Committee PAC,
San Juan Capistrano, CA


PACE of California School Employees
Association – Issues,
Sacramento, CA


  Philip Morris USA, Inc. (by its service company, Altria Client Services Inc.),
Sacramento, CA


Total amount raised includes all contributions received in 2009 and through September 30, 2010, plus contributions of $5,000 or more received between October 1-17, 2010.

Detailed information about all contributors for and against Proposition 25 is available from campaign finance reports at Cal-Access, the Secretary of State's campaign disclosure web site.

To view the most recent contributions, select a committee and click "Late and $5000+ Contributions Received".

** The primary committee opposing Prop. 25 is also supporting Prop. 26.



This page was first published on September 6, 2010 | Last updated on January 27, 2011
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