The California Initiative Review (CIR) and the Initiatives at a Glance are publications of objective and independent analyses of California statewide ballot initiatives and referendums. These publications are produced by the McGeorge Capital Center for Law and Policy and are prepared before every statewide election.
Each CIR covers all measures qualified for the next statewide ballot, and also often contains reports on topics related to initiatives, elections, or campaigns. This year with eleven ballot measures, we are not featuring any reports. The most current issue and past issues of the CIR and the Initiatives at a Glance are housed online on this webpage, for the Nov. 6, 2018, election. A video of the public forum where students explained their analyses is on YouTube (watch).
The CIR and the Initiatives at a Glance supplement are written by law students enrolled in the California Initiative Seminar course at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. This fall 12 students were enrolled in the seminar. Editing of each analysis is performed by student editors under professor Mary-Beth Moylan's supervision.
The student authors, editors, and professor Moylan are grateful to the Capital Center for sponsoring the publication of the CIR, the Initiatives at a Glance, and the California Initiative Forum. They hope that the information contained in the analyses online, and these short synopses, will be helpful to you as you prepare to vote on the initiatives presented to the electorate this November.
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