The following are my recommendations for voting on the propositions on the November 3rd ballot:
Funding for Stem Cell Research
Raise taxes on non-residential real estate
Allow affirmative action again
Allow Parolees the right to vote
Allow some 17 year olds to vote
Allow Seniors, disabled and disaster victims to take their tax basis with them when they sell their home and buy a new one.
Restores previous penalties for certain crimes (roll-back of Brown leniency).
Rent control (again)
Allows ride-share drivers to be deemed to be independent contractors.
Regulating dialysis clinics (back again)
Create new state agency and staff to enforce consumer privacy laws.
Requires approval of 2018 law that banished cash bail for criminals.
I have read in detail the complete language of each of the propositions. These are the recommendations I have come up with based on my research and analysis. My recommendations also happen to coincide with the recommendations of other conservatives who have also researched the ballot measures, including Steve Frank and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. If you would like a detailed explanation for the recommended vote on any of the propositions feel free to contact me.
The Proposition 13 on the March 3rd primary ballot is bad for taxpayers.
It will directly result in significant increases in property taxes and in additional assessments on properties to pay off the $27 Billion in bond payments that will be payable by taxpayers over the next 30 years. This will cause a reduction in real estate values and an increase in annual property tax assessments.
By Edward Ring Edward Ring is the vice president of research policy at the California Policy Center
California’s Republican party has nothing to lose. They’ve lost every battleground district. The Democrats are going to do whatever they want in the legislature. Corporate interests are cultivating competing factions among the Democrats. All the smart money is with the Democrats because the Republicans don’t matter anymore. California’s GOP should seize this opportunity. This is a tremendous moment.
By Shawn Steel, Former Chairman of the California Republican Party and Republican National Committeeman from California to the RNC November 27, 2018 The Washington Times
Young Kim was poised to become the first Korean-American woman elected to Congress.
Her 14-point lead was the lone bright spot on an otherwise dismal night for Orange County Republicans. But, over the past week, Republicans have watched the first-generation immigrant’s lead evaporate. With thousands of provisional ballots left to count, her commanding lead is now underwater.
The official ballot summary of Proposition 2 is as follows: Ratifies existing law establishing the No Place Like Home Program, which finances permanent housing for individuals with mental illness who are homeless or at risk for chronic homelessness, as being consistent with the Mental Health Services Act approved by the electorate. Ratifies issuance of up to $2 billion in previously authorized bonds to finance the No Place Like Home Program. Amends the Mental Health Services Act to authorize transfers of up to $140 million annually from the existing Mental Health Services Fund to the No Place Like Home Program, with no increase in taxes.
Note: While I am an officer of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County the following recommendations and opinions are mine personally and are not necessarily official recommendations of the Republican Party, although some may also be.
Across the country, white voters placed Donald Trump in office by a margin of 21 points over Clinton. Their backing helped the GOP gain control of a vast swath of local offices nationwide. But in California, racial politics are pushing our general politics the other direction, way to the left.
Another bond issue!! People who know me are aware that I oppose almost every bond issue that the State proposes. Why? Because the State of California is already $443 Billion in debt, including unfunded pension liabilities, of which $126 Billion is represented by previously issued bonds on which the State is paying interest and principal. Enough debt! It is becoming unsustainable. As more and more of the State Budget goes to paying principal and interest on outstanding bonds, it reduces the amount available for necessary State services.