Ballot measure: Proposition 32
Would prevent unions from using dues for political purposes.
The campaign to defeat the measure is running a 30-second radio ad in major media markets in the state. The ad is vaguely worded, designed no doubt to pique voter interest.
What's the charge?
"It's really a deceptive proposition stuffed with special exemptions for the oil companies, Wall Street and those secret campaign super PACs who want to rig the system." The ad concludes: "It's not what it seems."
Is it true?
The charge is true. The proponents of Proposition 32 call it a campaign-finance reform measure that will have an equal effect on labor and business. It does prohibit
-- Steven Harmon, Staff