ⓘ 2005 California 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. California voters rejected all eight ballot propositions. Propositions 73, 76, and 77 were initiative constitutional amendments while the others were initiative statutes. The election was believed to have been the most expensive in California history. Lobby groups spent hundreds of millions of dollars on gathering signatures and advertising for this election.
Schwarzenegger called the election to let the voters decide on the provisions on the requirements for the post of lecturer in sentence 74, the use of Union dues for political contributions campaign offer 75, state budget limits, proposal 76, 77 counties, and offer. Schwarzenegger was originally offered the fifth proposal on the issue of public pensions, but the proposal amid criticism that the proposal would be to exclude the death benefits to the widows of policemen and firemen killed in the line of duty four proposals made it to a vote eventually became known as the Governor Schwarzeneggers reforms. The Governor approved the agenda will clear the way for the correction of the problems he was elected to solve.
The Union of public sector trade unions, the campaign spent $ 24 million Schwarzeneggers against fiscal reforms, with the California teachers Association to spend additional $ 56 million so far to mortgage their headquarters in Sacramento to Fund more of the expenses of the campaign. Schwarzenegger also spent nearly 8 million dollars of his own campaign money. The tenor was highly controversial, with Schwarzenegger calling his opponents" henchmen” and at one point Warren Beatty leads a bus full of employees to follow the Governor and shout his events.
All of Governor Schwarzeneggers other fiscal reform initiatives were defeated by wide margins. It was the most expensive election in California history. As the results came in Sacramento the boss of a public Association is refused by a broom over the head, while the employees chanted" sweep sweep”. Use SEIUs mandatory fees to the Church to Fund his campaign later was declared illegal by the U.S. Supreme Court in Knox V. service employees International Union local 1000.
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- Proposition 79: A proposition on prescription drugs put by consumer groups in response to Proposition 78.
- Proposition 73: Parental notification for abortions by minors.
- Proposition 78: A proposition on prescription drugs put by the pharmaceutical industry.
- Proposition 80: Electric industry regulation.
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