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Saban gives $2 million to change redistricting law

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The effort to repeal the state’s new redistricting law has received a $2-million boost from Los Angeles entertainment mogul Haim Saban.

According to records from the secretary of state’s office, Saban donated the money to the Yes on Fair committee, which is aimed at repealing Proposition 11, which was passed by voters in November. If the group is successful, it would return the power to draw legislative districts to the Legislature.

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The effort to repeal Proposition 11 has received support from a number of congressional Democrats from California, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and Rep. Howard Berman (D-Valley Village).

Under Proposition 11, an independent committee run by the state auditor will draw legislative districts. The Legislature will still draw boundaries for California’s congressional districts.

-- Anthony York in Sacramento


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