Proposition 1A

Nonpartisan Summaries and Background

Analyses from Endorsing Organizations

Proponents Opponents
California Forward Americans for Tax Reform
California Teacher’s Association California Budget Project
California Taxpayers Association California Faculty Association
Yes on 1A & 1B Campaign California Federation of Teachers
Courage Campaign
League of Women Voters
No on Prop 1A Campaign
No on Prop 1A Coalition

Columns, Op-Eds, and Other Pieces

[5/18/09] Christi Morales, Public Press: Propositions 1A and 1B
[5/18/09] Mark Tapscott, Washington Examiner: California’s Prop 1A tax hike faces the day of reckoning…
[5/15/09] John G. Matsusaka, Sac Bee: Prop. 1A won’t cure state’s overspending
[5/14/09] Tony & Audra Strickland, Ventura County Star: State can’t afford Proposition 1A
[5/13/09] Joe Matthews, Blockbuster Democracy: Stop the lies: Prop 1A isn’t that long
[5/13/09] Melissa Griffin, SF Examiner: Unifying language may kill Prop. 1A
[5/13/09] Carla Marinucci, SF Chronicle: GOP Gov’s candidates: So where would they cut?
[5/12/09] Julie Small, Southern California Public Radio, KPCC: Proposition 1A is key measure on the May…
[5/12/09] Paul Thornton, LA Times: Readers to Sacramento: Burn, baby, burn
[5/11/09] Chris Reed, SD Union-Tribune: ‘The little people,’ ‘their political masters’ and Prop. 1A
[5/11/09] John Myers, Capitol Notes: Prop 1A: Pork barrel spending?
[5/11/09] Brian Bonner, Pete Stahl, & Steve Hopcraft, Uprising Radio: Voters disagree on Propositions 1A …
[5/11/09] Daniel Weintraub, Sac Bee: Prop 1A bedfellows: Only in California
[5/08/09] Hashem Rouhani, SF Examiner: Proposition 1A changes California’s budget process
[5/08/09] Juliette Williams, SJ Mercury News: Prop. 1A would limit spending but keep tax hikes
[5/07/09] Mr Black, We The People: Prop 1A in California
[5/06/09] California State Association of Counties, Public CEO: ‘Suspension of Proposition 1A real option’…
[5/06/09] Jean Ross & Emily Rusch, LA Times: Prop. 1A: The right budget fix?
[5/04/09] Bill Leonard, Orange Juice Blog: In depth analysis of Prop 1A from Bill Leonard, Member, State…
[5/03/09] Daniel Weintraub, Sac Bee: Anti-tax activists miss the point of Prop. 1A
[4/29/09] Ashley Gordon, Northridge Daily Sundial: Proposition 1A raises concerns
[4/29/09] John Myers, California Report: Special Election Series – Proposition 1A

[4/27/09] George Skelton, LA Times: Governor keeps Prop. 1A simple
[4/25/09] SJ Mercury News: Lawmakers, CEOs see progress amid tough choices in California
[4/23/09] George Skelton, LA Times: Two budget measures equal one case of confusion
[4/21/09 ] Anthony Wright, California Progress Report: How Prop 1A is being packaged
[4/21/09] John Myers, California Report: Prop 1A’s old ball and chain…taxes

[4/20/09] John Myers, Capitol Notes: Prop 1A: Not quite a cap, not just for rainy days
[4/16/09] Anthony York, Capital Weekly: Special election continues to confound
[3/22/09] James P. Sweeney, SD Union: Is Prop. 1A a simple fix or too-rigid formula?


  • [5/17/09] Henry L. Lacayo, Ventura County Star: Senior’s perspective on Prop. 1A
  • [5/15/09] Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune: Huff defends his support of Prop. 1A
  • [5/13/09] John Wildermuth, SF Chronicle: Sen. Feinstein is giving tepid OK to Prop. 1A, 1B
  • [5/11/09] Torrance Daily Breeze: ‘Yes’ on Props. 1A, 1B
  • [5/06/09] Peter L. Saul, California Progress Report: Proposition 1A: State budget…
  • [5/05/09] Steven Maviglio, California Majority Report: Another reason to support props 1A…
  • [5/01/09] LA Times: Proposition 1A, flawed but needed
  • [4/28/09] Steven Maviglio, CA Progress Report: Top 10 reasons why progressives should…
  • [4/27/09] SJ Mercury News: Voters should ignore party activitsts and pass Prop. 1A
  • [4/27/09] La Opinion: Yes on Prop 1A. and 1B
  • [4/12/09] Tom Campbell, LA Times: Proposition 1A: The budget fix California needs
  • [4/16/09] George Skelton, LA Times: There’s nothing sneaky about Proposition 1A
  • [4/5/09] Daniel Weintraub, Sacramento Bee: Why you ought to vote for 1A
  • Opponents

  • [5/18/09] Robert Krol, Los Angeles Daily News: Proposition 1A faulty reform for California
  • [5/15/09] Paul Burke, United for Peace & Justice: Special election – progressive voter guide
  • [5/15/09] Atdleft, My Direct Democracy: Fear & loathing in California…There’s an election…
  • [5/14/09] Janet Arnold, Berkeley Daily Planet: Vote no on Prop. 1A-1F
  • [5/13/09] Dan Logue, The Union: Other voices: Prop. 1A – ‘death by a thousand cuts’
  • [5/12/09] Jon Coupal, OC Register: Prop. 1A backers make a case for ‘no’
  • [5/11/09] Richard Riordan, OC Register: Prop 1A smuggles $16 billion tax
  • [5/08/09] John Coupal, LA Metropolitan News-Enterprise: No looking back
  • [5/07/09] Larry Kurbatoff, Palm Springs Desert Sun: Proposition 1 A nonsense doesn’t…
  • [5/06/09] Kate Thomas, SEIU: What Prop. 1A really means for California
  • [5/06/09] Citrus College Clarion: Vote no on Props 1A, 1B
  • [5/04/09] Steve Boren, Americans for Prosperity: AFP weekly update
  • [5/04/09] Lisa Pampuch, Morgan Hills Times: Yes on measure A, prop 1F, no on all the rest
  • [5/04/09] San Bernardino Sun: Proposition 1A won’t fix budget
  • [5/04/09] Sheila Kuehl: Props 1A, 1B and 1C
  • [5/02/09] LaVerne Online: His turn: Blowing his horn again proposition 1A
  • [5/01/09] Ken Mettler, KC Taft Independent: NO on 1A: A Trojan horse for irresponsibility
  • [5/01/09] Larry Gilbert, Orange Juice Blog: Just what the doctor ordered. Raise taxes and…
  • [5/01/09] Wes Morris, Kern County Taft Independent: California budget propositions – May…
  • [4/30/09] Brian Leubitz, Calitics: Progressives struggle with the props while field shows…
  • [4/30/09] Cynthia Walker, Gilroy Dispatch: A fed-up taxpayer’s voter’s guide to the May…
  • [4/29/09] Bob Burnett, Berkeley Daily Planet: The public eye: Prop. 1A – no answer to…
  • [4/28/09] Phil Angelides, LA Times: The false promise of Prop. 1A
  • [4/28/09] Tom Condit, SF Bay Area Indymedia: No on proposition 1A
  • [4/27/09] Michael Hiltzik, LA Times: California budget fixes on May 19 ballot are are mostly…
  • [4/25/09] Margaret A. Bengs, Sacramento Bee: Prop. 1A’s passage would open doors to…
  • [4/24/09] Jon Coupal, OC Register: Prop. 1A forces in full-court press
  • [4/14/09] Robert Cruickshank, Courage Campaign: Prop 1A: Too clever by half?
  • [4/1/09] Jon Coupal, The Policy Reporpt: The Joke is on the Taxpayer