Proposition Payday

California's ballot initiatives have become big business

In California, voter initiatives have created some strange bedfellows. Bill Zimmerman, a liberal who helped airlift supplies to protesters at Wounded Knee, S.D., in 1973 and was a key proponent of auto-insurance rollbacks, is teaming up with Ken Khachigian, an adviser to Ronald Reagan and a Richard Nixon speechwriter, to promote a trio of tort-reform initiatives.

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