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  • PROPOSITIONS

    Posted: November 10, 2016 | Posted by CBPA | No Comments

    Weed is now legal for recreational use, plastic bags are banned, cigarette taxes were increased, and elimination of the death penalty was rejected, were among the results of 17 propositions that were on the ballot.

    Our Association makes recommendations on several of the statewide propositions and we are happy to report every proposition we took a position on, went our way:

    Proposition 51 Education Bond – We recommended a “yes” vote and it passed with 54% of the vote.

    The board adopted a “support” position for the state to issue $9 billion in bonds to fund improvement and construction of school facilities for K-12 schools and community colleges.

    Proposition 52 Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program – We recommended a “yes” vote and it passed with 70% of the vote.

    The board adopted a “support” position to support the hospitals draw down additional federal monies to draw matching federal funds, which will take pressure off other areas of the state budget.

    Proposition 53 Revenue Bonds – We recommended a “no” vote and it failed with 51.5% of voters rejecting the measure.

    The board “opposes” this measure which will require voter approval before the issuance of public infrastructure bonds (“revenue bonds) over $2 billion.

    Proposition 54 Legislative “Sunshine” – We recommended a “yes” vote and it passed with 64% of the vote.

    The board “supports” this measure which will prohibit the Legislature from passing any bill until it has been in print for 72 hours prior to a vote. Provides legislative “sunshine” and attempts to stop last minute “gut-and-amend” bills.



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