CalWatchdog’s Comprehensive Guide to California Ballot Initiatives

Posted By Brian Calle

Over the past few months and days, CalWatchdog.com contributors have been tracking and analyzing California’s ballot propositions for the November election. Below is analysis on some of the most consequential ballot measures voters are being asked to decide this election cycle:

Stories on Prop. 30, Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax increase proposal:

NEW: Prop. 30: California deserves better

Prop. 30 and Prop. 38 tax-and-spenders dogfight

The day after the election

Tax hike won’t solve Cal State’s budget problems
Leg committee hearing: Prop. 30 a loser
Crazifornia: Moneyball time in Sacramento
Brown, Munger end GOP monopoly on circular firing squads
Cal State teachers ‘bulldogging’ for Prop. 30
Cal State illegally promotes Prop. 30 tax increase
California Budget Project analysis of Prop. 30 slights slam to business, jobs
Gov. Brown’s pension non-reform

Prop. 30: Gov. Jerry Brown’s $8.5 billion income and sales tax increase
Video: Election watch: Props. 30 & 38
Chris Reed talks Props 30, 38 on National Public Radio

Stories on Prop. 31, two year budget cycle and regional government:

Trick or Treat? Proposition 31 is reverse of Prop. 13

Right and left attack Prop. 31 budget reform

Prop. 31 a tax-sharing scheme for deficit-plagued big cities and school districts
Which California cities will be Germany or Greece under Prop 31?
Prop. 31 would regionalize state revenue sharing
Beware Prop. 31: a wolf in sheep’s clothing
Prop. 31 is a Trojan Horse for wealth redistribution
Prop. 31 would redistribute local tax dollars
Prop. 31 should be an issue for left-wingers, too
Prop. 31 a pretense for elites to grab public funds away from local governments
Video: Katy Grimes dissects Prop. 31

Stories on Prop. 32, limits to union and corporate collection and usage of political monies:

Reform for California only a vote away

Prop. 32 could end union stranglehold on government
Low Ratings for Prop. 32 shows unhappy Californians unwilling to change
Prop. 32: Striking fear in the hearts of union bosses
Proponents, Opponents Exaggerate Prop. 32’s Effects
Prop. 32 Fight Won’t Be Settled in November
Legislative hearings attack Prop. 32
L.A. Times and Prop. 32: Will it repeat its stunning stand on Prop. 75?

Prop. 33, auto insurance persistency discounts:

Prop. 33 promotes auto insurance discount

Is Prop. 33 consumer friendly or not?

Prop. 34, to abolish California’s death penalty:

Prop. 34 latest attempt to abolish Calif. death penalty

Prop. 35, toughens sex crime penalties:

Prop 35. toughens sex crime penalties

Prop. 36, Three Strikes law:

Prop. 36 takes a swing at three strikes

Stories on Prop. 37, mandatory labeling of foods:

Prop 37: Right to know or right to sue?

Prop. 37 sets up ballot food fight
37 Is the new 65: A field day for trial lawyers
California’s Prop. 37 is not stricter food regulation

Stories on Prop. 38, tax increase to fund schools:

NEW: Video: Prop 39, The Clean Energy Jobs Destruction Act

Brown, Munger end GOP monopoly on circular firing squads
Prop 38 is a $10 billion income tax increase on nearly all income levels
Video: Election watch: Props. 30 & 38
Chris Reed talks Props 30, 38 on National Public Radio

Stories on Prop. 39, changes taxing on out of state businesses:

Prop. 39 increases taxes on out of state businesses trading with California

Prop. 39 and AB 1500: A taxing alliance

Steyer defends Prop. 39 to raise taxes on business

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  1. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 17 October, 2012, 18:41

    This will be posted in every pool hall, truck stop and doomsday supply store!

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  2. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 18 October, 2012, 11:00

    “This will be posted in every pool hall, truck stop and doomsday supply store!”

    On the other hand it is unlikely to be posted in slovenly tax feeder cubicles, crack whore hovels, illegal alien clown houses, jewel encrusted & gold leafed union headquarters or state mental hospitals. Which of these are you most familiar with Uhaul?

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  3. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 18 October, 2012, 12:37

    Teddy knows all thoise places ;(

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  4. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 18 October, 2012, 12:37

    Especially the mental hospitals.

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  5. Ted Steele, The Decider
    Ted Steele, The Decider 18 October, 2012, 13:54

    mmm livin in his tiny skull! LOVE it!!!

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  6. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 18 October, 2012, 20:10

    Teddy, the only skull you live in is Porky Perez’s!

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  7. Hondo
    Hondo 21 October, 2012, 20:00

    I go back to those statistics I read a while back. Between 1985 and 2005 the population of Kali increased by 10 million. In that same time period, the number of people on MediCal increased by 7 million. 7 of every 10 new Californians went on the dole. And in that same time period, the number of new people paying taxes in Kali increased by 150 thousand, less that 2 percent. You had less that 2 percent paying the way of the other 70 percent. We’ve seen the results.
    If you extrapolate those numbers to voters, you see most of the new voters are on the dole and will vote that way. I am still pessimistic about this election in Kali. In 2010, Kali went just the opposite the rest of the country, to their detriment. Even if Romney wins big, I’m guessing Kali goes bad again. And if Jerry Clown can think he can run to Romney for help, like he did to Obama, he’s got another thing commin.
    Hondo…………

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  8. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 22 October, 2012, 10:05

    Hondo,stop giving me those stats, it literally gets me SICK to my stomach everytime I see them, very depressing.

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  9. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 5 November, 2012, 08:40

    Fairy tales day…..anyone who trusts media or the Poodle….well…you know!

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  10. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 5 November, 2012, 08:48

    Dys will be grumpy…….Tizzy Tuesday…..the continium…..tax and spend to prosperity!

    Buzzard pulls it off for Donkey’s “troughies”.

    Rizzo will be elated!

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  11. barb
    barb 5 November, 2012, 10:22

    Yes, but what was the voter turnout in 2010? Could be different this time! Wasnt here in 2010 so not sure of numbers!

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  12. StevefromSacto
    StevefromSacto 5 November, 2012, 13:41

    Wow, you analyzed every conceivable right-wing newspaper, magazine and blog to come up with this “fair and balanced” analysis of the ballot propositions. I’m imnpressed…NOT.

    If you want to do some REAL investigating, try analyzing why Republican registration in California has plunged to its lowest level in the history of the state at the same time that the Republican leadership has become more and more ideologically inflexible.

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  13. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 5 November, 2012, 14:03

    Repubs down to cocktail party grazer’s, next up to be defeated newbies and bloated, troughie party paid staff.

    So obvious….so many poor and marginally educated residents….needs…many needs…and Democrats deliver living needs help not Gimlets and crab bruchetta!

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  14. NTHEOC
    NTHEOC 5 November, 2012, 16:28

    Lou Paulson, chairman of the No on Proposition 32 committee, released the following statement after the Arizona-based “Americans for Responsible Leadership” today admitted to being the intermediary for groups directly linked to the billionaire Koch Brothers in making the largest contribution ever disclosed as campaign money laundering in California history:
    If Californians needed any more reason to vote NO on Prop 32, consider this: supporters of a ballot measure that claims to ‘stop special interest money’ have admitted to the extremely serious crime of campaign money laundering.In spite of the Prop 32 supporters’ relentless attempts to hide behind multiple legal roadblocks until after Election Day, we now know that once again, secretive super PACs directly tied to the Koch Brothers are behind a deceptive ballot measure masquerading as ‘campaign reform.’ And we know that the so-called ‘Small Business Action Committee’ is in truth funded by anyone but mom-and-pop small businesses and has accepted $11 million in laundered campaign contributions. Californians can have the final say in rejecting such fraudulent activities by billionaires and corporate special interests who will go so far as conspiring to commit a crime in trying to rig election outcomes in our state. Vote NO on Proposition 32.”

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  15. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 6 November, 2012, 12:22

    If you want to do some REAL investigating, try analyzing why Republican registration in California has plunged to its lowest level in the history of the state at the same time that the Republican leadership has become more and more ideologically inflexible.

    Not just repugs, dems too…..us in the middle are fleeing both parties to the Independant party 😉

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  16. SeeSaw
    SeeSaw 6 November, 2012, 14:32

    Denial, denial, denial!

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  17. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 6 November, 2012, 22:32

    Hey seesaw, how is Prop 30 doing?????

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