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  • Vote on tobacco tax ballot measure narrows again

     
    The vote count for the tobacco tax on the June 5 primary ballot narrowed even more Thursday morning as elections officials across California continue to tally the last remaining uncounted ballots. The measure, known as Proposition 29, was losing by......
  • Voters split on Proposition 29 tobacco tax

     
    Even with more than half the state's precincts reporting, Proposition 29 was too close to call well after midnight Wednesday. Californians were split on whether to raise cigarette taxes by $1 a pack to fund cancer research. State voters have......
  • Unions lament local pension votes, turn focus to Sacramento

     
    Voters in San Diego and San Jose overwhelmingly voted to pare back retirement benefits for city employees, setting the stage for a showdown over public pensions in Sacramento later this year. A coalition of labor groups which has balked at......
  • Primary election night: Winners and losers

     
    California’s electoral experiment, the first test of independently drawn district maps and new election rules, led to the most unpredictable state election in years. Below is a list of some of the winners and losers from Tuesday's contests....
  • What motivates Big Tobacco

     
    Big Tobacco is fighting hard to keep voters from slapping a new $1 per pack tax on cigarettes. Our own George Skelton had a few things to say about the campaign the tobacco companies have been running and their motives....
  • Yes on 29 campaign refuses to concede on tobacco tax initiative

     
    Proponents of the tobacco tax initiative on Tuesday’s state ballot refused to concede Thursday, saying they still hope to overcome the current 1.4% margin of defeat as elections officials across California tally an estimated 1 million uncounted...
  • Voters back tobacco tax but split on term-limits change

     
    A proposed $1-per-pack tax increase on cigarettes remains highly popular among California voters, but they are split over whether to change the state’s 22-year-old term limits law, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. The two...
  • NYC's Mayor Bloomberg ponies up for California anti-smoking measure

     
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday announced he would contribute up to $1 million...
  • Debi Austin, featured in anti-smoking 'Voicebox' ad, dies

     
    Deborah "Debi" Austin, a Californian who became a symbol of the anti-smoking movement for her powerful role in advocacy and education, died last week. She was 62. Austin, of Canoga Park, is perhaps best known for her role in a......
  • Big Tobacco adds nearly $9 million to fight against cigarette tax

     
    The parent companies of Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. reported nearly $9 million in contributions to the campaign against Proposition 29, the June ballot measure that would hike cigarette taxes by $1 per pack....
  • Cigarette label rules: Legitimate warning or 'compelled speech'?

    Cigarette label rules: Legitimate warning or 'compelled speech'?
    In choosing a passel of new graphic warning labels that the U.S. government would have cover half of every cigarette package sold, officials of the Food & Drug Administration wrestled with one of the central questions of any public health campaign worth...