California Elections Roundup 07/25/2018

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Will Proposition 5 ease housing crisis, or hurt schools?

By Dan Morain

Homeowners 55 and older could pay the lower property tax bills of their old homes when moving to more expensive homes with this November ballot measure.

Legislator’s “agitated” behavior prompts election worker to hit panic button

By Dan Morain

Democratic Assemblyman Ed Chau became so verbally abusive toward Secretary of State workers this spring that one of them pressed a “panic button,” drawing security officers who had to escort the legislator out of the building, according to records released to CALmatters.

“Three Californias” proposition kicked off the November ballot

By Ben Christopher

The California Supreme Court ruled that a proposal to divide the state in three cannot be placed on the November ballot.

De León discloses campaign finances at a snail’s pace

By Dan Morain

In his race against U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, state Sen. Kevin de León failed to submit his latest campaign finance statements online, limiting the ability of Californians to see those reports for days if not weeks after they arrive by mail in Washington, D.C.

Commentary

Democratic left wing wants to jettison Sen. Feinstein

By Dan Walters

Kevin de León, a state senator who wants to unseat U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, won the endorsement last weekend of the state Democratic Party executive committee, but she enjoys strong support from Democratic voters and is still likely to win re-election in November.

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