CA: History of Initiatives


California, more than any other state, is famous for its many citizen/special interest produced propositions. Prop 13 is probably the most famous, but there have been many, many more since 1911. You might think you can’t tell the propositions/initiatives apart without a program. California thinks it takes a database:

California Ballot Measures Databases – From the website, “a comprehensive, searchable source of information on California ballot propositions (and initiatives) from 1911 to 2000 (limited amounts of information for 2001-2003). The database contains the full text of the propositions, accompanying material contained in the ballot pamphlets, related legal and legislative history, and digital images”

The California page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Janet Coles.


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