Also on Maplight, Follow your Favorite Initiative

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And one more: to follow the money behind California's upcoming initiatives, go here: (Another Maplight site.) Right now, the data shows that $18.3 million has been raised in support of Jerry Brown's tax initiative (the largest amount comes from SEIU); $85,000 has been raised to fight against it. For the anti-death penalty initiative, $3.9 million has been raised in support, and $136,000 against. We are working on a story for our November issue about that convoluted issue (our national want of the death penalty, if only fair and humane).