Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday Politics: CA Ballot Propositions Preview

These are the qualified ballot measures California voters will be considering on November 6, 2012, thanks to Calitics:

Proposition 30              Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. The Governor's Tax Measure would bring in billions of dollars for education and public services.
Proposition 31              State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Restricts the budgeting process to a "pay as you go" formula through an unnecessarily strict and inflexible process
Proposition 32              Prohibits Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Prohibitions on Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute. Right-wing attempt to go after labor, yet again. We've said no twice already, we need to say NO, NO, NO!
Proposition 33              Changes Law to Allow Auto Insurance Companies to Set Prices Based on a Driver's History of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute. Mercury Insurance measure to change loyalty discounts.
Proposition 34              Death Penalty Repeal. Initiative Statute Repeals death penalty.
Proposition 35              Human Trafficking. Penalties. Sex Offender Registration. Initiative Statute. Former AG candidate Chris Kelly helped to get this on the ballot, it would further strengthen laws against sex offenders.
Proposition 36              Three Strikes Law. Sentencing for Repeat Felony Offenders. Initiative Statute. Reforms wasteful 3 strikes sentencing measure.
Proposition 37              Genetically Engineered Foods. Mandatory Labeling. Initiative Statute. Would require labeling of GMOs.
Proposition 38              Tax for Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute. Munger tax initiative dedicated to public education. Flat income tax boost.
Proposition 39              Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute. Changes a tax provision of a budget from a few years back. Would use revenue to fund clean energy projects.
Proposition 40              Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum. GOP temper tantrum gone awry. Could invalidate the State Senate Maps.

The above comments on the propositions were made by Brian Leubitz. Generally, I agree with Brian's views on the propositions, and will probably be voting YES on 30, 34, 35, 36, 37 and NO on 31, 32, 33, 38 and 39.

What about you?


Bryan J Blumberg said...

How will you vote on 40?

Ron Buckmire said...

I voted no on Prop 40. I don't trust the redistricting commission since Republicans are over-represented on it, though most people think independent redistricting actually helps Democrats in California since they are roughly 2/3rds of the voters.

Voted YES on 30, 34, 35, 36 ,37 and 39. NO on al the rest (31,32,33,38,40)


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