By Amy Taxin, ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the heels of an advertising blitz funded by health insurance companies, California voters on Tuesday tanked a proposal to give the state's insurance commissioner veto authority over health insurance premiums.
About 60 percent of voters cast ballots against the plan to give the elected commissioner expanded authority over small group and individual health plans....
By Melody Gutierrez & Joe Garofoli, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
SACRAMENTO — Voters overwhelmingly passed the two state ballot measures pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown: A $7.5 billion water bond that will pay for water recycling and new storage systems but do little to bring relief to Californians affected by the drought, and a rainy day fund designed to cushion the state during financial hard times.
Prop 1 will pay for water recycling, new storage systems...
Op-Ed by Thomas Elias, LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS
So much for populism. At least when it comes to fighting the interests of big-money corporations.
In every vote this week pitting the interests of ordinary Californians against those of large companies, the corporate interests won big. Big bucks essentially convinced millions to vote against their own best interests.
This was an unfettered triumph of the very opposite of populism, defined by the...