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New York Times looks at California's Proposition 23

The New York Times has an article today about California's Proposition 23, noting that a large amount of Prop 23's financial support comes from Texas oil companies. Prop 23 would delay California's global warming law until unemployment falls to 5.5 percent and stays there for one year.

The Times cites several No on 23 ads, including this ad featuring a man who's found himself in the news for other reasons lately, Mr. David Arquette. Arquette plays the state of California:

The Times also looks at the role Prop 23 has played in California's gubernatorial and Senate races. Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina and Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman both argue that Texas is at an economic competitive advantage due to lower taxes and less environmental regulation. However, while Fiorina supports Prop 23, Whitman opposes it, although she says she'll suspend California's global warming law for one year if elected.

For more, check out Molly Peterson's feature on Proposition 23 and listen to Patt Morrison and AirTalk's debates on Prop 23:

Patt Morrison: Proposition 23: Debating the future of California’s energy & environment

AirTalk: Prop 23 debate: You say you want a green revolution – just not yet