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Propositions on the November 6th, 2018 CA Ballot

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Proposition 1: If this proposition is passed, $4 billion in bonds will be going to housing programs and veterans’ home loans.

Pros: would not raise taxes, helps veterans and low income families afford homes

Cons: would add on to California state funds up to $170 million annually

Proposition 2: This prop. authorizes the state to use the revenue  from millionaire’s taxes for $2 billion in bonds for homelessness prevention housing.

Pros: provides housing and treatment for homeless people w/serious mental illness, will not raise taxes, get people off the streets

Cons: does nothing to support systemic barriers, takes away from mentally ill to fund bonds

Proposition 3: Provides $8.877 billion in bonds for water-related infrastructure and environmental projects.

Pros: improves long term drought preparedness, provides safe drinking water, and repairs existing canals

Cons: will take 40 years to repay, interest raises bond cost to $17.3 billion 

Proposition 4: If passed, $1.5 billion in bonds will be going to children’s hospitals.

Pros: increases capacity in children’s hospitals, provide the latest technology, cure more children, more jobs

Cons: increase in taxes, would be payed for in state bonds

Proposition 5: Will revise the process for home buyers who are 55 years or older or severely disabled to transfer their tax assessments.

Pros: able to move near family or purchase practical or safer homes, if they buy less expensive homes their property tax will drop

Cons: will cut up to $1 billion from local revenue from public schools, fire department, police department, health care, and other services; also in a sense will be making the rich, richer

 Proposition 6: It will repeal the 2017 fuel tax and vehicle fee increases and requires public vote on future increases.

Pros: families could save at least $779 a year on the cost of gas

Cons: quality of roads will diminish due to neglect, spending more money on your car itself due to lack of smooth roads

Proposition 7: Authorizes legislature to provide for permanent daylight saving time if federal government allows.

Pros: will end biannual time changes, keeping children, the workplace and roadways safe

Cons: children will be going to school in the dark 

Proposition 8: If passed, dialysis clinics are able to issue refunds for revenue, above a certain amount.

Pros: will give quality patient care and won’t take advantage of them

Cons: will result in closure of many dialysis centers

Proposition 9: This proposition was originally on the ballot, but it has actually been removed since then. If passed, California would have been split into 3 states: California, North California, and South California.

Pros: more representation

Cons: all in all, it would be very messy, having to pay instate tuition even if it’s technically  in California, more managing like having to have two more state capitols

Proposition 10: This will allow local governments to regulate rent on any type of housing, doesn’t matter what.

Pros: keeps people in their homes, prevents possible homelessness

Cons: will make the housing crisis worse

Proposition 11: With this proposition, paramedics are obligated to remain on call at all times, during breaks and with no extra pay.

Pros: gives better disaster training

Cons: paramedics will never have a time to have a break, they’ll be overworked and extremely tired

Proposition 12: Will ban the sale of meat from animals confined in spaces

Pros: animals will be kept in slightly bigger spaces

Cons: does not eliminate the use of cages, only increases by a little bit which is still not enough

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Information courtesy of: https://ballotpedia.org/California_2018_ballot_propositions

http://www.voterguide.sos.ca.gov/propositions/12/

Pictures courtesy of: Google.com

 

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