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Heated Battle Over Props on the May 19th Ballot Begins

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On the May 19th special election ballot, we'll be voting for Los Angeles City Attorney and a new representative for Council District 5. And while those are very important to us locally, the big news across the state will be the six propositions that are supposed to help fix the state's budget woes and from having it happen again, finds the LA Times.

Governor Schwarzenegger and Democrats are expected to be campaigning aggressively along with the campaign committee called Budget Reform Now, which includes California Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable. Designed to give something for everyone, even some unions, like the teachers union, are jumping on board to get the Props passed.

Without major business or union support, this is making it tough for the opposition to raise money, nevertheless the Times called it an "aggressive" campaign.