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Attorneys and doctors square off over Prop. 46
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Two powerful professional groups — doctors and lawyers — are squaring off and spending more than $65 million on Proposition 46, one of six statewide measures on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Even the measure’s official title — “Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits. Initiative Statute” — is controversial, with critics asserting that Attorney General Kamala Harris, who assigns names to ballot measures, intentionally downplayed the initiative’s main goal.