Daily 49er

On the propositions: Proposition 59

Amber Costa, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016

Filed under 2016 Election, News

California voters will deciding whether or not to overturn the Citizens United ruling this November.  Proposition 59, the California Overturn of Citizens United Act Advisory, would limit the rights of corporations by not allowing them the same constitutional rights awarded to people. In 2010, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that, under the First Amendment, an organizat...

Community discusses Long Beach Measure MM

Elizabeth Campos, Staff Writer

October 25, 2016

Filed under 2016 Election, Campus, Events, News

Supporters of the legalization of medical marijuana held a forum at The Point inside the Walter Pyramid Tuesday night. Proponents of Long Beach Measure MM, which will be on the November ballot, establishes regulations to permit the sale of medical marijuana in Long Beach. The panel included Adam Hijazi, a board member for the Long Beach Collective Association and Jeffrey Ostriker, who researches medical properties of c...

On the propositions: Proposition 56

Michaela Kwoka-Coleman, News Editor

October 25, 2016

Filed under 2016 Election, News

Voters will be deciding whether or not to increase taxes on tobacco products and electronic cigarettes this November. If passed, Proposition 56 would increase taxes on cigarettes by $2 a pack, with similar taxes on other tobacco products, such as chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes. California’s current tax of $0.87 per pack of cigarettes goes to the General Fund, which sponsors tobacco prevention, environmenta...

CSULB Lobby Corps discusses tuition, involvement

Saul Torres, Staff Writer

October 23, 2016

Filed under 2016 Election, ASI, Campus, CSU, News

Lobby Corps discussed the possibilities of a Cal State University systemwide tuition increase during its meeting Thursday night. As a sub-committee of the Associated Students Inc. Senate, Lobby Corps works to make students’ voices heard in all levels of government, while encouraging students to engage in civic responsibilities such as voting. The group is also responsible for coordinating legislative lobby visits with district...

Students gather to watch, discuss final presidential debate

Students gather to watch, discuss final presidential debate

October 20, 2016

Cal State Long Beach students laughed and cheered while watching the final presidential debate at a debate watching party hosted by the department of communication at the Anatol Center Wednesday night. The...

Pre-election roundtable talks ballot measures

Xochitl Abarca, Staff Writer

October 19, 2016

Filed under 2016 Election, Long Beach, News

Legalized marijuana and taxes were up for debate at the Long Beach Pre-Election Political Roundtable hosted by the Long Beach Chapter of the Bruin Professionals Wednesday morning. The roundtable, which took place in Downtown Long Beach, featured Long Beach Vice-Mayor Rex Richardson and Hermosa Beach Mayor Hany Fangary as guest speakers. The Bruin Professional group is a UCLA alumni club dedicated to the development of ...

On the propositions: Proposition 61

Navy Keophan, Staff Writer

October 18, 2016

Filed under 2016 Election, News

Voters will be deciding whether or not to regulate prescription drug prices in the state of California this November. If passed, Proposition 61, also known as the Drug Price Standards Initiative, would require state agencies to pay the same prices that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pays for prescription drugs. Currently, state agencies in California negotiate drug prices with manufacturers in order to try to rec...

Vote 2016 forum tackles gender and race issues

Michael Garcia, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016

Filed under 2016 Election, Campus, Events, News, Uncategorized

About 100 people packed the Anatol Center Wednesday night, with attendants standing in the back of the room and sitting on the floor to join the Vote 2016 forum on race, gender and the presidential election. This forum, the third in the Vote 2016 panel series, featured anthropology graduate student Alex Bellenger, human development professor Kim Kelly, art professor Rebecca Sittler, communications professor Lucretia Wright...