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  • California Proposition Results: November 2016

    11/09/2016 7:50:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 9, 2016 | Staff
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  • Why every pro-lifer should vote YES on Prop 60

    10/26/2016 7:52:52 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 4 replies
    "...A local version of Prop 60 (which required condom use in sex scenes) was already passed in liberal Los Angeles back in 2012. Not only did it get majority voter support, but even the liberal federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the law as constitutional. Guess what happened to the porn industry in L.A.? Filming of these perverted sex scenes dropped by more than 90%. Here’s an excerpt from the LA Daily News: “The number of permits requested to make porn films in Los Angeles County has declined by an estimated 95 percent since the law took effect, according...
  • California Propositions: How to Vote?

    Any Californians out there who can lend some advice on how to vote for each proposition?
  • How will NY gov candidates vote on state's three ballot propositions?

    11/03/2014 9:13:01 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    Post Standard ^ | November 2 2014 | Teri Weaver
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Tuesday's elections will decide the future of political redistricting, cutting down on paper in Albany and rewiring schools for better Internet service. These issues -- propositions 1, 2 and 3 -- will be on your ballots Nov. 4. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Here's a short summary on each proposition, followed by views of three gubernatorial candidates: Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat; Rob Astorino, a Republican; and Howie Hawkins, of the Green Party. The answers are based on comments from the candidates through their campaign staffs and from past interviews. Proposition 1 --...
  • How will you vote on California's propositions?

    10/17/2012 10:21:41 AM PDT · by unique1 · 55 replies
    The Sun ^ | 10/13/2012 08:00:01 PM PDT | Barbara Jones
    The future of California's education system will be decided Nov. 6, when voters consider two dueling propositions that would raise taxes to support public schools. Proposition 30, backed by Gov. Jerry Brown, and Prop. 38, bankrolled by civil-rights attorney Molly Munger, each would generate billions of dollars for public education, which has been hard hit by the state's financial crisis. Read more:
  • 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...
  • CALIFORNIA: Will 2012 be a pileup for reform initiatives?

    11/27/2011 9:01:43 AM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/27/11 | Editor
    Some are deriding Nicolas Berggruen and other wealthy reform advocates for jumping into the initiative fray with plans for fixing California's tax system, schools and other services. This editorial board has long been leery of initiatives, and we certainly understand why many are angry about wealth disparities that have grown wider since the recession. Yet Californians shouldn't reflexively reject a reform measure because its backers are wealthy. Instead, we should welcome the energy behind any and all efforts to fix California's governance and finances, and recognize that any change in the status quo will require not only strong grass-roots support,...
  • CA: Tom McClintock on the Propositions

    10/29/2010 1:08:50 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 84 replies ^ | 10/28/10 | Tom McClintock
    Prop 19: When Worlds Collide.  NO.   If this simply allowed people to cultivate and smoke marijuana themselves and left the rest of us alone, it would be worth considering.   But it goes much further and provides that “no person shall be … discriminated against or denied any right or privilege” for pot use, inviting a lawsuit every time an employer tries to require a drug test, for example.  If you want to smoke pot in your own world, I don’t care.  But don’t bring it into mine.     Prop 20: Congressional Redistricting. YES.  This finishes the work we began in...
  • The Propositions (106 amends Arizona Constitution to block any rules mandating Commiecare™)

    10/27/2010 6:44:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Wildcat ^ | 10/27/10
    The PropositionsBy Arizona Daily Wildcat Updated: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 03:10 Proposition 106 Proposition 106 would amend the Arizona Constitution to block any rules mandating participation in a health care system. It purports to ensure that Arizona residents have the right to enroll in a private health care system. In reality, the chief goal of Prop. 106 is to undermine federal law, in particular H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, better known by the pejorative "Obamacare." However, anyone with a basic knowledge of civics understands that states cannot override federal law; this attempt to do so is...
  • California Proposition Guide

    10/14/2010 5:50:05 PM PDT · by Randy Larsen · 14 replies
    This is a list of the propositions on the 2010 California ballot with my personal choices below...
  • Prop 22: A heated battle for public money

    09/27/2010 4:08:44 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 5 replies
    San Jose MercuryNews ^ | 9/21/10 | Kurtis Alexander
    WATSONVILLE - Like many California cities, Watsonville has trimmed its police force, cut hours at the library and scaled back maintenance at parks. City Manager Carlos Palacios says that's expected during tough times, when tax revenues from business and property owners are down. What's not expected, he says, is having state lawmakers snatch local funds to help balance their budget. "We're getting hit twice. Not only are own revenues down, but we have the state taking our money," Palacio protests. "Some governments that serve more wealthy communities might have a cushion to offset this. But when you cut our funds,...
  • Prop. 20 extends good redistricting ideas

    09/22/2010 2:39:18 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 1 replies
    Desert Dispatch ^ | September 19, 2010 | OC Register Staff
    Proposition 20 is an essential political reform in line with the desires of the voting public. We recommend a vote Nov. 2 in favor of Prop. 20, which would remove the power from members of Congress from California to draw their own legislative districts and place that responsibility in the hands of the state's independent California Citizens Redistricting Commission. ... Voters should be careful not to confuse Prop. 20, which we view as the "good" redistricting proposition, with Prop. 27, the "bad" redistricting proposition. Prop. 27 would essentially undo the good work of 2008's Prop. 11 for state offices, hamstring...
  • 2 California propositions could undo budget patch (Howling Libtard Alert)

    08/03/2010 10:50:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies · 138+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 4, 2010 | Shane Goldmacher
    Two propositions on the November ballot could create a $1-billion hole in California's already beleaguered budget by undoing one of the few agreements that lawmakers and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger have struck this year to shrink the deficit. Tucked into both measures, written before the budget agreement, are provisions that apply retroactively to all of 2010. Opponents are now accusing the special interests behind the initiatives of pressing their agendas at the expense of the state. "These two initiatives are Exhibits A and B as to why the initiative process needs to be reformed," said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg...
  • KFI's John and Ken savoring victory in defeat of California propositions - listen online

    05/20/2009 3:15:48 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 15 replies · 1,075+ views
    kfi ^ | 5-20-09 | dfu
    Listen to John and Ken savor victory over those who have been destroying California with runaway spending. Props 1A through 1E were trounced big time. We have had enough. The state needs to do a Chapter 9 and gets its house in order. LISTEN ONLINE TO JOHN AND KEN ON KFI They played a clip of a previous Arnold statement in which he was celebrating with peppermint Schnaps. They celebrated and drank it on the air last night. Ken drank some more this morning.
  • California's electorate as dysfunctional as Legislature?

    05/20/2009 5:47:09 AM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 31 replies · 1,122+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 9:24 p.m. May 19, 2009 | James P. Sweeney
    SACRAMENTO – A few weeks ago, a voter at a gathering organized by campaign consultants said he believed cutting schools, police and fire departments would be disastrous. But that didn't mean he was ready to vote for the budget-related measures on Tuesday's ballot. “The moderator said 'You just said these things would be horrible. How can you still vote no?' ” recalled Rick Claussen, chief strategist for the campaign in favor of Propositions 1A-1F. “He said, 'Because I'm mad and I want to send Sacramento a message and I want to punish the politicians.' ”
  • Election Day Tommorrow in California, Vote NO on Prop 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, Yes on 1F

    05/18/2009 5:54:50 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 26 replies · 1,210+ views
    California Secretary of State ^ | May 18, 2009 | steelers6
    PROPOSITION 1A STATE BUDGET. CHANGES CALIFORNIA BUDGET PROCESS. LIMITS STATE SPENDING. INCREASES “RAINY DAY” BUDGET STABILIZATION FUND. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OFFICIAL TITLE AND SUMMARY -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE BUDGET. CHANGES CALIFORNIA BUDGET PROCESS. LIMITS STATE SPENDING. INCREASES “RAINY DAY” BUDGET STABILIZATION FUND. Increases size of state “rainy day” fund from 5% to 12.5% of the General Fund. A portion of the annual deposits into that fund would be dedicated to savings for future economic downturns, and the remainder would be available to fund education, infrastructure, and debt repayment, or for use in a declared emergency. Requires additional revenue above historic trends to be deposited...
  • Heads Up, CA! Editorial: Vote 'No' on All Six State Propositions

    05/18/2009 5:29:51 AM PDT · by kellynla · 40 replies · 1,407+ views
    The spendthrift governor and Legislature over-taxed and over-spent California state government into its current predicament. They put government employees first and taxpayers second. They routinely overestimated future revenue while consistently mismanaging the cash on hand. Their fiscal appetites regularly were greater than what they could afford, and they put off solving their financial problems by borrowing more and more, and shifting money around to pay for things taxpayers didn't intend that money to be spent on. This should tell voters everything they need to know about Propositions 1A-1F on Tuesday's special election ballot. The same people who created this mess...
  • California Screamin’

    05/17/2009 1:06:48 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 57 replies · 4,311+ views
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 5/17/2009 | Guy Smith
    The end of Washington’s spending spree may soon come thanks to incautious California. The day care center known as the California Legislature has led the State of Disaster to fiscal ruin. So bad is the situation here in the Shaky State that politicians - unable to balance the budget without bankrupting the taxpayers - rigged a series of ballot propositions to do jigger the books. ... Odds of these ballot measures passing is slightly below Hell’s sixth ring. If they fail, California’s $42 billion shortage combined with its junk bond rating would likely push the Land of Fruits and Nuts...
  • Central Valley Tea Party No On 1A-1F

    05/12/2009 10:15:36 AM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 10 replies · 628+ views
    Facebook/ ^ | Recently | Melissa Courtney
    People of the Central Valley Type: Causes - Protest Network: Global Date: Saturday, May 16, 2009 Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Location: Blackstone and Shaw Street: Blackstone and Shaw City/Town: Fresno, CA Email: What’s Prop 1A?  Prop 1A is a separate measure on the May 19 Special Election ballot that promises a so-called “rainy day” fund along with tax increases that were part of the budget deal negotiated by Governor Schwarzenegger and the Legislature in February. Instead of making our budget process more transparent and accountable, Prop 1A does the opposite. Its complex formulas and fine print mean unintended...
  • State's Future At Stake In May 19 Vote

    05/09/2009 10:21:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 46 replies · 1,225+ views
    SFChronicle ^ | May 09th 2009
    State's future at stake in May 19 vote John Wildermuth,Matthew Yi May 9, 2009 If California voters reject a package of budget measures in next week's special election, it will set off a fiscal free-for-all that could set the state's course for years to come. Defeat of the measures on the May 19 ballot would chop nearly $6 billion in expected revenue from next year's budget, on top of a projected $8 billion deficit left by shrinking tax collections. Proposals by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and others to close that gap are driving a wildfire of criticism across the state. Deep...