Professor Tuman Comments on Corporate Funding for Ballot Initiatives

Monday, February 09, 2015
ALL GOV -- Monsanto spent $10.7 million in Oregon and Colorado to defeat measures that would have required genetically modified food to be labeled as such. Both initiatives were defeated. “There’s no question that when business or corporations or entities that are affected by ballot initiatives give to the ballot initiative process, they’re not doing so out of altruism,” Joe Tuman, a professor of political and legal communications at San Francisco State University, told CPI. “They’re doing so out of rational self-interest.”