November 6, 2012
Election Results Are In
Thanks to those who took our recommendations and voted in November 6 Election.
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California State Propositions
- NO — Proposition 30. Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding — State of California (Initiative Constitutional Amendment – Majority Approval Required)
- Should the California Constitution be amended to (a) temporarily increase sales and personal income tax rates; (b) guarantee certain revenue transfers to local governments; and (c) eliminate state funding of certain mandates to local governments?
- NO — Proposition 31. State Budget. State and Local Government — State of California (Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute – Majority Approval Required)
- Should the state constitution and law be amended to require government performance reviews and two-year budget cycles, to prohibit the Legislature from creating certain expenditures unless offsetting revenues or spending cuts are identified, and to make changes in certain responsibilities of local governament, the Legislature and the Governor?
- YES — Proposition 32. Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates — State of California (Initiative Statute – Majority Approval Required)
- Should unions, corporations, government contractors and state and local government employers be prohibited from using payroll-deducted funds, or in some instances their own funds, for political expenditures?
- YES — Proposition 33. Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based on Driver’s History of Insurance Coverage — State of California (Initiative Statute – Majority Approval Required)
- Should automobile insurance companies be permitted to offer a discount to drivers who have continuously maintained their insurance coverage, even if they change their insurance company?
- NO — Proposition 34. Death Penalty — State of California (Initiative Statute – Majority Approval Required)
- Should the death penalty be repealed and replaced with life imprisonment without possibility of parole when someone is convicted of murder with specified special circumstances?
- YES — Proposition 35. Human Trafficking. Penalties — State of California (Initiative Statute – Majority Approval Required)
- Should the definition of human trafficking be expanded, penalties for traffickers be increased, convicted sexual traffickers be required to register as sex offenders, and additional training for law enforcement officers be required?
- NO — Proposition 36. Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties — State of California (Initiative Statute – Majority Approval Required)
- Should California law be amended to provide that a life sentence should not be imposed for a third felony conviction unless the third conviction is for a serious or violent felony?
- NO — Note: We like the idea but it will result in frivolous lawsuit. —
Proposition 37. Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling— State of California (Initiative Statute – Majority Approval Required)
- Should labeling be required on foods containing genetically modified ingredients when such foods (whether raw or processed, plant or animal) are offered for sale to consumers in California? Click here to read my statement on Proposition 37 in PDF format that you can download and print.
- NO — Proposition 38. Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs — State of California (Initiative Statute – Majority Approval Required)
- Should California’s personal income tax rates be increased during 2013-24 to provide funds for public schools, early childhood education programs, and state debt payments?
- NO — Proposition 39. Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding — State of California (Initiative Statute – Majority Approval Required)
- Should the California tax code be changed to require multistate firms to pay income taxes based on a percentage of their sales in California, with roughly half of the resulting tax increase to be used to fund clean/efficient energy projects for five years?
- NO — Proposition 40. Redistricting. State Senate Districts — State of California (Referendum – Majority Approval Required)
- Should the current state Senate districts be retained? Click here to read my statement on Proposition 40 in PDF format that you can download and print.
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