California Prop. 25 - Campaign Contributions - Nov. 2010

Updated as of Nov. 4, 2010 4 p.m.

This ballot measure (PASSED)    Background

Prop. 25 changes legislative vote requirement to pass budget and budget-related legislation from 2/3 to a simple Majority. Retains 2/3 vote requirement For taxes. Initiative constitutional amendment. Legislature permanently forfeits daily salary and expenses until budget bill passes. Fiscal Impact: In some years, the contents of the state budget could be changed due to the lower legislative vote requirement in this measure. The extent of changes would depend on the Legislature's future actions. (Source: Official Voter Information Guide)

In Support of Prop. 25

Contributions $12,122,829
Votes 3,904,069 (54.8%)

In Opposition to Prop. 25:

Contributions $17,794,567
Votes 3,230,604 (45.2%)

Top Contributors

In Support of Prop. 25

California Federation of Teachers $3,107,240   
California Teachers Association $1,307,592
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees $1,275,543
California School Employees Association $1,050,000
American Federation of Teachers $1,000,000
Alliance for a Better California 2010 $556,131
California State Council of Service Employees $500,000
Yes on 24 Committee $500,000
California Faculty Association $466,500
Ella Baker Center $350,000
Service Employees International Union Local 1000 $300,000

In Opposition to Prop. 25

Chevron Corporation $3,750,000
California Chamber of Commerce $3,422,323
American Beverage Association $2,450,000
Philip Morris USA Inc. * $2,250,000
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. * $925,000
ConocoPhillips $525,000
Cypress Management Company, Inc. * $500,000
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association $432,948
Wine Institute * $381,093
Aera Energy LLC $350,000
MillerCoors $350,000
* Includes contributions from the Small Business Action Committee    

Contributions by Industry/Interest

In Support of Prop. 25

Unions $10,844,104   
Liberal $825,175
Unknown $433,550
Consumer Advocate $20,000

In Opposition to Prop. 25

Oil & Gas $5,193,500
Pro-Business $3,462,323
Food & Beverage $2,601,500
Tobacco $2,250,000
Alcohol Producers $2,105,196
Construction/Real Estate $1,077,500
Anti-Tax $442,948
Financial $260,000
Republican $200,000
Insurance $171,000
Transportation $15,000
Car Dealers $10,000
Unknown $3,600
Forestry $1,000
Metalworking $1,000

Contributions by Industry in Support of Prop. 25

Contributions by Industry in Opposition to Prop. 25

• Contribution figures, geographic location and support and opposition are based on information disclosed by the individual campaign committees and published by the California Secretary of State. Campaign committees can declare positions on multiple ballot measures, in these cases has included the total figures from these committees on each relevant proposition page. Industry and interest designation based on analysis conducted by

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