California 2006 ballot propositions
Nine of the 15 measures were initiatives, while 6 of the propositions were referred to the ballot by the California State Legislature. Of the nine initiatives, only 2 of were approved, including Proposition 83 (Jessica's Law), which requires sex offenders to wear a GPS device after being released from prison.
According to an analysis of California ballot initiative petition signature costs for 2006, a total of $16,843,421 was spent collecting signatures to qualify the initiated measures for the 2006 ballot.
Campaign spending on 2006's Proposition 87 stood out for two reasons:
- A total of $154.3 million was spent by both sides.
- Stephen Bing's contribution of $49.5 million amounted to "the biggest single personal investment in a ballot proposition in state history."
On the ballot
|LBM||Proposition 81||Bonds||$600 million in bonds for libraries|
|CICA/SS||Proposition 82||Education, taxes||Tax increase on higher-income individuals to fund pre-school|
|Proposition 1A||Transportation||Transportation funding|
|LBM||Proposition 1B||Bonds||$19.925 billion in bonds for highway safety, air quality|
|LBM||Proposition 1C||Bonds||$2.85 billion in bonds for housing, emergency shelter|
|LBM||Proposition 1D||Bonds||$10.4 billion in bonds for education facilities|
|LBM||Proposition 1E||Bonds||$4.1 billion in bonds for disaster preparedness|
|CISS||Proposition 83||Law enforcement||Sex offenders, monitoring|
|CISS||Proposition 84||Bonds||$5.4 billion in bonds for flood control|
|Proposition 85||Abortion||Require parental notification of a minor's abortion|
|CICA/SS||Proposition 86||Taxes||Tax on cigarettes|
|CICA/SS||Proposition 87||Environment, taxes||New tax on gas, oil|
|CICA/SS||Proposition 88||Education, taxes||Impose a new statewide $50 parcel tax|
|CISS||Proposition 89||Elections and campaigns||Public funding for political campaigns|
|Proposition 90||Eminent domain||Limit government's ability to take property through power of eminent domain|
Cost of signatures
|Ballot measure||Subject||Signature collection company||Cost||Signatures required||CPRS|
|Proposition 82||Education||Kimball Petition Management||$1,616,569||598,105||$2.70|
|Proposition 83||Law enforcement||Bader & Associates||$700,000||373,816||$1.87|
|Proposition 84||Bond issues||Kimball Petition Management||$1,043,484||373,816||$2.79|
|Proposition 85||Abortion||Bader & Associates||$2,527,615||598,105||$4.22|
|Proposition 86||Taxes||Masterson & Wright||$2,558,147||598,105||$4.28|
|Proposition 87||Taxes||Kimball Petition Management||$2,382,280||598,105||$3.98|
|Proposition 88||Taxes||National Petition Management||$4,226,621||598,105||$7.06|
|Proposition 89||Elections and campaigns||||373,816|
|Proposition 90||Eminent domain||Arno Political Consultants||$1,788,706||598,105||$2.99|
As of the end of 2006, a cumulative total of 310 initiatives (counting citizen-initiated constitutional amendments and citizen-initiated state statutes and not counting veto referenda) had appeared on California ballots since the first initiatives in 1912.
- List of California ballot propositions from 1912-present
- California 2008 ballot propositions
- History of Initiative and Referendum in California
- Laws governing I&R in California
- List of California ballot propositions
- June 6, 2006 online voter guide (official)
- November 7, 2006 online voter guide (official)
- PDF of the mailed June 6, 2006 voter guide for Propositions 81 and 82
- PDF of the mailed November 7, 2006 voter guide for Propositions 1A-1E and 83-90
- Official declaration of the November 7, 2006 results on ballot propositions
- Official declaration of the June 6, 2006 results on ballot propositions (dead link)
- Stephen Bing's New Endeavour (dead link)
- Follow the Money, Californians for Clean Alternative Energy
- A search of expenditures in the Cal-Access database for Proposition 89 campaign committees shows no disbursements to petition drive management companies.