The Day is FINALLY here, after over a year of contentious political fighting and wall to wall coverage of politics, the day is finally here. I wanted to write something a little more California Focused so I will be giving you my Picks on the California Propositions. I'm not going to delve into the Presidential race, but #Imwithher, because there are a Billion Blogs about that today. So, without Further ado, Proposition Picks with Content Conley:
Prop 51: $9 billion in bonds for education and schools
More money for Public Schools?
Prop 52: Voter approval of changes to the hospital fee program
not 100 percent sure on this one, but i believe yes gives the people more of a voting power which i am for. make your own judgement on this one, but i'm voting.
Prop 53: Projects that cost more than $2 billion
this comes down to voters basically having to approve monies being given out for big projects in the state. I think this would waste of time, and we should leave that up to the elected's
Prop 54: Conditions under which legislative bills can be passed
A yes vote forces bills to be published online for 72 hours before voting. IF you think gridlock is bad now, this will make it even worse.
Prop 55: Extension of personal income tax on incomes over $250,000
make the rich pay their fair share. easy
Prop 56: Increase the cigarette tax by $2.00 per pack
I worry this can be a slippery slope that can be later applied to other things deemed unhealty. I'm anti- cigarets, but this makes me nervous
Prop 57: Felons convicted of non-violent crimes and juvenile trials
I'm split on this because I agree with the parole part of this but not with removing the prosecutions decision on where to prosecute. That being said, overcrowding needs to be addressed.
Prop 58: Bilingual education in public school
We live in a multicultural state and our education system should reflect that.
Prop 59: State's position on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
Everything you need to know about the yay.