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Big Pharma Not The King Of Ballot Cash In California, But It’s Close

Big-time spending is expected in the fight over California’s ballot measures this election year.

One expert estimates campaigns could dole out nearly a half billion dollars to influence the fate of the dozen or more initiatives expected on the November ballot.

Eight have already qualified. They include a measure to overturn the state’s ban on single-use plastic bags; one to raise funds for school facilities; and another that would regulate the cost the state pays for prescription drugs.