Proposition 30, an initiative backed by Gov. Jerry Brown to raise income taxes on wealthy Californians to support public education, has pulled off a surprise victory despite trailing in the week leading up to the election.
Peninsula Press reporters talk to residents of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties about why they decided to vote in the 2012 Election.
Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties went to the polls today — view our photo gallery of voters.
Sixty-one percent of San Mateo County residents requested a mail-in ballot for this election cycle, and more than 800,000 early ballots have been cast in the Bay Area so far.
Santa Clara County community colleges are already estimating how much they’d need to slash enrollment, courses and staff if voters reject Prop. 30 on Tuesday.
Palo Alto voters decide Tuesday whether to allow three medicinal marijuana dispensaries to operate in the city. Other places, including San Jose and Los Angeles, have allowed dispensaries with mixed results.
This is the final installment of a two-part Peninsula Press series featuring data visualizations that track the money behind California’s statewide ballot measures.