Spotlight on California

MapLight research on the influence of money and politics in California.

MapLight Voter's Edge, a Nonpartisan Guide to CA's Ballot Measures, is Now Available in Spanish

Oct. 10, 2012MapLight Voter's Edge for California, a nonpartisan guide to ballot measures, is now available in Spanish. The guide shows each proposition's Funding Data—a top 10 list of contributors for and against and breakdowns by individual, industry, and geographic origin; Summary Information—what a "YES" or a "NO" vote would mean; the projected financial impact of the proposition; campaign arguments by proponents and opponents; Endorsements; News; Editorials; and Advertisements.

MapLight Announces National Expansion of Voter's Edge, a Nonpartisan Guide to Ballot Measures

Oct. 9, 2012MapLight announces the national expansion of Voter's Edge, a nonpartisan guide to ballot measures. MapLight has joined forces with partner organizations across the country to provide a reliable, nonpartisan source of information about ballot measures in Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

Former Govs. Give Financial Support to Calif. Ballot Measures

Sept. 25, 2012—Former California Governor Gray Davis has contributed $2,000 to back current Governor Jerry Brown's tax plan, Prop. 30. Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo has contributed $1,000 to support Prop. 34, a measure to repeal the death penalty.

MapLight Voter's Edge Widget for CA Ballot Propositions

Sept. 12, 2012—To publish the most up-to-date data for California's ballot propositions on your own website, embed the Voter's Edge widget, which will automatically update with the latest totals and top funders for each proposition. To embed the widget, click "Share" on the widget above and copy and paste the embed code on your website. You can customize which measures the widget displays by clicking "Advanced" on the "Share" screen.

Newly Launched MapLight "Voter's Edge" Tracks Funding Behind CA Ballot Measures

July 10, 2012—MapLight announces the launch of Voter's Edge California, a comprehensive voter guide profiling California ballot measures.

Voter's Edge offers citizens and journalists a one-stop shop for information about ballot measures, including summary information, campaign finance, endorsements, news, editorials, campaign advertisements, and more.