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November 2010 Statewide General Election

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Proposition 26- Increases Legislative Vote Requirement to Two-Thirds for State Levies and Charges. Imposes Additional Requirement for Voters to Approve Local Levies and Charges with Limited Exceptions. Passed

Initiative Constitutional Amendment


Official Summary:

What a Yes or No Vote Means

A YES vote on this measure means: The definition of taxes would be broadened to include many payments currently considered to be fees or charges. As a result, more state and local proposals to increase revenues would require approval by two-thirds of each house of the Legislature or by local voters.

A NO vote on this measure means: Current constitutional requirements regarding fees and taxes would not be changed.

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 26 - Top Five Donors

(as of 10/17/10)


S U P P O R T **


Total Raised *

(as of 10/17)



Top Donors

(as of 10/17)

Donor information


Donor Information


California Business Political Action Committee, sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce (aka CALBUSPAC),
Sacramento, CA



Democratic State Central Committee of California, Sacramento, CA


Chevron Corporation,
San Ramon, CA


California State Council of Service Employees Issues Committee, Sacramento, CA


American Beverage Association,
Washington, DC


California Teachers Association
Issues PAC,
Burlingame, CA


Small Business Action Committee PAC,
San Juan Capistrano, CA


Los Angeles, CA


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


  Members' Voice of the State Building and Construction Trades
Council of California,
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 26 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 supporting Prop. 26 is also opposing Prop. 25.


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