Matthew Fleischer

Matthew Fleischer

Matthew Fleischer is an award-winning investigative journalist and a former LA Weekly staff writer. He currently reports for Witness L.A.

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10 Ways Proposition 32 Would Hurt California

California’s Proposition 32 proposes outlawing the use of automatic payroll deductions from union members and corporations for political purposes. Backed by such labor-hating billionaires as the Koch Brothers, Charles Munger ...

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After Election Day: Two, Three, Many Prop. 32s

In 1978, California voters passed Proposition 13 – a ballot initiative that rolled back property taxes to 1975 levels and capped future increases at two percent. More destructively, it mandated ...

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Tom Hiltachk, Master of Deception

Any lawyer with some experience in Sacramento politics can draft language for a statewide initiative. But crafting deceptive ballot measures that can trick people into voting against their core beliefs ...

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