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2016 PROPOSITIONS

Proposition 58: Bilingual education

1oo percent of precincts reporting partial returns—will be updated when all results are certified. Background: Swept up by anti-immigrant politics nearly 20 years ago, California voters...

Proposition 54: Last-minute lawmaking

1oo percent of precincts reporting partial returns—will be updated when all results are certified. Background: Most bills winding through the Legislature follow a months-long process with...

Proposition 55: High-earner tax

1oo percent of precincts reporting partial returns—will be updated when all results are certified. Background: Californians voted to increase taxes on the state’s wealthiest earners in...

Proposition 52: Hospital fees

1oo percent of precincts reporting partial returns—will be updated when all results are certified. Background: Rising healthcare costs remain at the top of the national agenda—not just...

Proposition 51: School construction

1oo percent of precincts reporting partial returns—will be updated when all results are certified. Background: School districts pay for building new schools and updating older ones with a mix of...

Proposition 57: Criminal sentencing

1oo percent of precincts reporting partial returns—will be updated when all results are certified. Background: Four decades ago, Gov. Jerry Brown embraced tough-on-crime laws that filled the...

Proposition 53: Revenue bonds

  1oo percent of precincts reporting partial returns—will be updated when all results are certified. Background: Gov. Jerry Brown has championed two major infrastructure projects: a high-speed...

Proposition 61: Prescription drugs

  Background: Many Americans are angry about rising pharmaceutical prices and politicians have taken notice. Presidential candidates this year debated how to contain costs, and California...

Proposition 63: Gun control

  1oo percent of precincts reporting partial returns—will be updated when all results are certified. Background: Even though California has some of the toughest gun restrictions in the country,...

Proposition 60: Condoms in films

1oo percent of precincts reporting partial returns—will be updated when all results are certified. Background: This is the rare ballot measure that requires you to think about sex. Because...

Propositions 62 and 66: Death penalty

 Prop. 62  Prop. 66 1oo percent of precincts reporting partial returns—will be updated when all results are certified. Background: Whether for or against the death penalty, both sides agree the...

Proposition 59: Campaign money

1oo percent of precincts reporting partial returns—will be updated when all results are certified. Background: The U.S. Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United has become a political...

Proposition 64: Legalizing marijuana

1oo percent of precincts reporting partial returns—will be updated when all results are certified. Background: The push for marijuana legalization is on the ballot in at least nine states this...

Proposition 56: Tobacco tax

1oo percent of precincts reporting partial returns—will be updated when all results are certified. Background: Tobacco is often the target of politicians seeking money for state programs, with...

Propositions 65 and 67: Plastic bags

 Prop. 65  Prop. 67 1oo percent of precincts reporting partial returns—will be updated when all results are certified. Background: How you carry your groceries home from the store...

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