Scott Lay put out earlier this week a nice breakdown of where each party stands on the November Ballot Measures. While I understand the Governors tax hikes will be the headline on the ballot, the real interesting battle will be Prop. 32 as the rhetoric has already began.
Prop. 32 is essentially an attack on the democratic process in the United States as it strips away one voice in an argument while allowing another to continue with business as usual. In the terms of “fairness”, I personally cannot get behind it. What is silly to me is this talk about “special interest” when the people who write the bill are essentially their own “special interest” of the rich and large corporations. This is America and working families deserve some representation and Prop 32 destroys that. Both sides of an issue deserve a voice.
Here is a breakdown of both parties and where their support is on each of the Ballot Measures this November.
|Party Positions on Ballot Measures|
|Measure||Democratic Party||Republican Party|
|Proposition 30: Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.||Yes||No|
|Proposition 31: State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.||No||Yes|
|Proposition 32: Prohibits Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Prohibitions on Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute.||No||Yes|
|Proposition 33: Changes Law to Allow Auto Insurance Companies to Set Prices Based on a Driver’s History of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute.||No||Yes|
|Proposition 34: Death Penalty Repeal. Initiative Statute.||Yes||No|
|Proposition 35: Human Trafficking. Penalties. Sex Offender Registration. Initiative Statute.||Yes||Yes|
|Proposition 36: Three Strikes Law. Sentencing for Repeat Felony Offenders. Initiative Statute.||Yes||No|
|Proposition 37: Genetically Engineered Foods. Mandatory Labeling. Initiative Statute.||Yes||No|
|Proposition 38: Tax for Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute.||No||No|
|Proposition 39: Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute.||Neutral||No|
|Proposition 40: Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum.||Yes||Yes|