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SEIU-UHW’s Dave Regan Comes Up Empty on Multi-Million Dollar Ballot Initiative Gamble

June 29, 2018 | Stern Burger with Fries |

The odds on Dave Regan’s ballot-initiative gamble just got a bit longer. Regan, who has already spent upwards of $6 million of SEIU-UHW’s funds on a California initiative targeting kidney dialysis clinics, was hoping the dialysis industry would agree to a special unionization deal in exchange for Regan dropping his initiative off the ballot. That didn’t happen. Yesterday was

California Physicians Oppose Proposed Ballot Measure to Cap Dialysis Cost

April 26, 2018 | Los Angeles Business Journal | by Dana Bartholomew

A state physician’s group has come out against a proposed ballot measure that would limit the cost of kidney dialysis, saying it would put patients’ lives at risk. The California Medical Association said that by setting reimbursement rates too low to cover costs, the measure would force many community clinics to cut-back care or close.

Seven initiatives to watch that threaten California prosperity

February 27, 2018 | Fox & Hounds | by Loren Kaye

Voters may face as many seven ballot measures damaging to California’s business and political climate in November. Any one of these measures should motivate millions in opposition spending by affected industries. More than a few are likely to qualify for the ballot. Conventional wisdom teaches that gubernatorial elections deliver older and more conservative voters to