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Political Road Map: Some believe there's bias baked into the official descriptions of California initiatives

Political Road Map: Some believe there's bias baked into the official descriptions of California initiatives

Of the many tasks facing Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra in his new job, it was an unheralded duty that Republican legislators wanted to pin him down on during recent confirmation hearings in Sacramento: the vetting of ballot initiatives.

The attorney general is tasked under California law to write a brief title and summary of each measure that will end up on the state ballot.

“What will you do to ensure that you’re being descriptive and objective, and following the election code, when you write those ballot titles and...

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