Live & Updated: Funding Databases for all California 2012 Propositions

Come November, Californians will be faced with 11 statewide propositions on the ballot. That's a lot to take in, so as part of its dedication to providing valuable election coverage and tools, KCET has put together campaign finance databases:

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For each, you'll find who's providing financial support for the yes and no sides. Databases are listed from highest donation amount to lowest by default, but fields can also be toggled so you can view, in alphabetical order, by employer, occupation, or name of the donor, the latter which can also be queried for in the search box.

The information is fed by the Secretary of State's website, which in turn is fed by the campaigns, which 90 days from an election must make daily updates for donations of $1,000 or more with smaller donations reported on a slower schedule. KCET's Ballot Brief will be updating props at least once (but probably twice) a week through November 6.

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Zach Behrens is KCET's Director of News, Region and State, working on digital and on-air news products that relate to Southern California and beyond.
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1) If you go to the Secretary of State's page the definition of Corporation is clear. It does not cover LLC, Partnerships, Insurance Co., Super PACs, individual billionaires, and multi-millionaire CEOs to name a few.
orporations don’t use payroll deductions for political purpose. That’s like saying, “we’re going
to crack down on counterfeiting by collecting all the 3 dollar bills printed.” Sounds good however, counterfeiters don’t print 3 dollar bills.
2) It doesn’t stop any corporation from using unlimited profits to contribute to state or local campaigns. And the Supreme Court already confirmed that Corporations have the same rights as individuals and therefore, can contribute unlimited funds to any campaign.
3) Labor rights aren’t etched in stone. They were won through politics and collective bargaining. So if you’re the 99% that have to work for a living say, “good bye” to, vacation leave, health insurance, 8 hour work day, minimum wage, work place health and safety laws, overtime pay, unemployment, child labor laws, meal breaks, nurse patient ratios just to name a few.