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  • Tom on the California 2012 Propositions (McClintock recommendations)

    09/24/2012 12:28:54 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 49 replies ^ | 20 September 2012 | Tom McClintock
    Prop 30: Your Wallet or Your Kids. NO Either approve $36 billion in higher sales and income taxes or else Gov. Brown threatens to shoot the schools. Don't worry, the income taxes are only on the "very wealthy," but it turns out the "very wealthy" include many small businesses filing under sub-chapter S, meaning lower wages, higher prices and fewer jobs. California already has one of the highest overall tax burdens in the country and yet has just approved a budget to spend $8 billion dollars more than it's taking in. Moral of the story: it's the spending stupid. Prop...
  • California: November 2012 Statewide Ballot Measures

    07/09/2012 7:07:43 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 22 replies
    November 2012 Statewide Ballot Measures Proposition 30 Initiative Constitutional Amendment 1578. (12-0009) - Final Random Sample Update - 06/20/12 Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Qualified: 06/20/12 Proponent: Thomas A. Willis c/o Karen Getman (510) 346-6200 Increases personal income tax on annual earnings over $250,000 for seven years. Increases sales and use tax by ¼ cent for four years. Allocates temporary tax revenues 89 percent to K-12 schools and 11 percent to community colleges. Bars use of funds for administrative costs, but provides local school governing boards discretion to decide, in open meetings...
  • Actor Sizemore ordered to get drug treatment (Prop. 36 drug therapy program or do 4 years in prison)

    10/03/2007 8:07:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 835+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/3/07 | Jessica Logan
    Character actor Tom Sizemore will have to go to drug treatment, but he will not have to spend any further time in jail under the terms of a plea agreement he made Wednesday on drug charges. Sizemore and Jason Salcido, the man he was with when he was arrested in Bakersfield in May, pleaded no contest to a charge of transporting drugs for personal use. Sizemore will be placed in Proposition 36, a drug therapy program. But if he fails to stay off drugs he could face four years in prison. His attorney, H.A. Sala, said Sizemore will be released...
  • Users kicking Prop. 36, not drugs (California's Decriminalization Effort Fails)

    04/01/2007 7:52:09 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 7 replies · 452+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1 April 2007 | Jack Leonard and Megan Garvey, Times Staff Writers
    With offenders failing to enroll in or complete treatment, the initiative is a 'get out of jail free' card, critics say. The most comprehensive assessment of California's landmark effort to treat drug users rather than jail them has found that nearly half of offenders sentenced under the program fail to complete rehab and more than a quarter never show up for treatment. The high failure rates have prompted a growing number of critics to call for jail sanctions for defendants they say take advantage of the program's lack of penalties. Voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 36 in November 2000. Under the...
  • Governor OKs jail for drug offenders

    07/13/2006 1:16:23 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 177+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 7/13/6 | Laura Mecoy
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a measure Wednesday that rewrites a voter-approved initiative to allow short-term jail sentences for drug offenders who fail to complete court-ordered treatment programs. Senate Bill 1137 changes the provisions of Proposition 36, the 2000 initiative voters approved to require treatment instead of prison for certain nonviolent drug offenders. Three out of four of those sentenced to treatment under Proposition 36 never show up for their court-ordered programs, or they fail to complete them. A task force of prosecutors, judges, public defenders and treatment providers drafted the bill in the hope that short-term jail sentences would get...
  • Jail option jars backers of drug care

    07/03/2006 6:44:44 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 237+ views
    Sacrament Bee ^ | 7/3/3 | Laura Mecoy
    LOS ANGELES -- Oliver Hamilton says he wasn't afraid of jail: He was afraid of change. Two years ago, the San Diego Navy veteran overcame his fears and his 36-year drug and alcohol addiction with the help of Proposition 36, the ballot measure requiring treatment instead of prison for nonviolent drug offenders. Today, the 49-year-old warehouse manager is fighting a bill the governor plans to sign this week that rewrites the initiative. It would allow judges to impose short-term jail sentences for recalcitrant drug offenders who refuse to comply with their court-ordered treatment. "Really, no addict is afraid of jail,"...
  • Drug treatment grads more likely to reoffend (another great Liberal idea goes bad)

    11/26/2004 7:39:23 AM PST · by beebuster2000 · 80 replies · 893+ views
    San francisco Chronicle ^ | nov 26, 2004 | Cicero A. Estrella
    Drug offenders steered into treatment programs instead of jail under provisions set by Proposition 36 in 2000 were more likely to be rearrested for drug-related crimes than defendants who went through non-Prop. 36 treatments, according to a study released today. UCLA researcher David Farabee said that Prop. 36 participants were 48 percent more likely to be rearrested for drug-related crimes within a year of starting treatment. Prop. 36, the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act, places first- and second-time nonviolent drug offenders into county-supervised drug treatment programs instead of jails and prisons. Its supporters argued in 2000 that incarceration without...