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$1,000,000 donations accounted for 70% of all donations to California's November propositions

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December 3, 2010


41 individuals and organizations gave donations of $1,000,000 or more to support or oppose one or more of the 9 ballot propositions on the November 2, 2010 ballot in California.

The cumulative total of the donations from the $1 million or more club was $103.9 million. This represents 70.7% of the $147 million that was donated for and against the nine measures.[1]

Donations from the top 5 donors alone came to $39.4 million This, by itself, represents 26.8% of all donations to the November ballot proposition campaign committees.

The 10 top donors were:

Donor Amount
Charles T. Munger, Jr. & Charlotte A. Lowell $12,633,523
California Teachers Association $11,503,624
Thomas Steyer & Kathryn Taylor $6,099,000
Valero Services, Inc. $5,075,315
California Chamber of Commerce $4,063,323
Chevron Corporation $3,750,000
League of California Cities $3,532,750
California Federation of Teachers $3,312,240
The Nature Conservancy $3,026,489
National Wildlife Federation $3,000,000

List of propositions

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Proposition 19 Marijuana Legalize and tax marijuana Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 20 Elections Congressional district lines to be re-drawn by a committee Approveda
CISS Proposition 21 Taxes Increase vehicle license fees by $18 a year to fund state parks Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 22 State spending State government prohibited from taking designated types of local funds Approveda
CISS Proposition 23 Environment Suspend AB 32, the "Global Warming Solutions Act" until unemployment falls below 5.5% for a year Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 24 Taxes Eliminates three business tax breaks Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 25 State spending Budget and related legislation can be passed with simple majority, rather than current 2/3rds requirement Approveda
CICA Proposition 26 Taxes Requires a 2/3 supermajority vote in the legislature to pass certain state and local fees Approveda
CICA Proposition 27 Elections Return task of redistricting to the California State Legislature (repealing Prop 11) Defeatedd

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