Lawyers, lobbyists, politicians scramble to determine impact of Prop. 26

The ‘sleeper’ initiative on November’s ballot could make it nearly impossible for state or local governments to pass oil severance fees, cigarette and alcohol surcharges, toxic waste cleanup levies, and more. It was the “sleeper” ballot initiative of California’s election season: Few paid heed to Proposition 26, besides the oil, tobacco and alcohol companies that funneled millions of dollars into promoting it in the final weeks of the campaign.

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Lawyers, lobbyists, politicians scramble to determine impact of Prop. 26