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Funding for California ballot measures

Top 5 total contributions to California ballot measures for November 2012

No on Proposition 37 — Labeling food with genetically engineered ingredients: $25 million (Yes: $3 million)

Yes on Proposition 39 — Changes corporate tax calculations to fund clean energy: $22.3 million (No: $0)

Yes on Proposition 30 — Governor’s proposed income and sales tax increase: $20 million (No: $479,000)

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Yes on Proposition 38 — Raises income taxes to fund education: $18.8 million (No: $0)

Yes on Proposition 33 — Creates new discount for auto insurance policies: $8.3 million (No: $71,500)

Top 5 contributors to No on Proposition 37:

Monsanto Co. — $4.2 million

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E.I. Dupont de Nemours & Co. — $4.03 million

PepsiCo Inc. — $1.7 million

BASF Plant Science — $1.6 million

Bayer Crop Science — $1.6 million

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Top 5 contributors to Yes on Proposition 37:

Mercola.com Health Resources — $800,000

Organic Consumers Fund — $670,000

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps — $290,000

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Nature’s Path Foods USA Inc. — $247,000

Wehah Farm Inc. (Lundberg Family Farms) — $200,000

Sources: California secretary of state, Maplight.org


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