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Ballot Propositions Are The Modern Trojan Horse

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California's ballot proposition process was meant to give the people more of a say in legislation, but the process has become entirely corrupted by money and special interests. Proposition language makes the proposals sound like good ideas, but like the legendary Trojan Horse, buried within the legalese are often provisions that have entirely different consequences. And lately, when a bad idea proposition is enacted in one state, thanks to organizations like ALEC, they tend to pop up on ballots all over the country.

Proposition 46 is billed as a patient safety act, by requiring physicians to undergo drug and alcohol testing. But there's more to it than that.

Donna Schwartz Mills and Karoli are joined by Cathy Frey, CEO of the Central Valley Health Network consisting of 13 community helath center corporations serving high-need communities throughout California's Central Valley, and Democratic political consultant Teri Holomon.

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