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I know from personal experience the importance of children’s hospitals. Six decades ago, I had heart surgery at the best one in Illinois. It saved me from an early death.
Yet I’m voting “no” on Proposition 4, the Nov. 6 measure to authorize $1.5 billion in bonds to support construction at the 11 officially designated children’s hospitals ion California – eight non-profit private hospitals and five University of California medical centers.
Every Wednesday through Election Day on November 6th, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focusing on California's crucial races, propositions, and regional measures.
This week, we’ll host a debate about Proposition 3, the California Water Infrastructure and Watershed Conservation Bond Initiative. The measure would issue $8.877 billion in general obligation bonds for water-related projects like wastewater recycling, restoring watersheds and rivers, and groundwater storage.
UPDATE: Governor Brown signed SB 100 (De León) "Enact 100 Percent Renewable and Zero-Carbon Electricity Policy"! Read more.
California needs to better prepare for wildfires, drought, a changing snowpack, and extreme weather events. Proposition 68 will help. It will fund projects that reduce the risk of natural disasters, boost forest health, improve water quality, safeguard our water supplies and protect sensitive wildlife habitat. Prop 68 also provides new funding for parks and recreation – something my kids and I care about very much. Prop. 68 would enable local groups such as the Placer Land Trust to leverage charitable support to protect more land for current and future generations.
Last month we appeared before the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) Investment Board to offer our support for California State Treasurer Mr. Chiang’s proposal to divest from companies that deal in weapons that are illegal to own or sell in California.
Watch staffer, Elizabeth Leslie's testimony.
Months after President Trump slashed corporations’ federal tax rate, a coalition of progressive California groups is hoping to raise their property taxes.
Settlement in “Motor Voter” Case in Time for 2018 Elections
Proponents of making a dramatic change to California’s landmark Proposition 13 property tax restrictions took their first step to getting a measure on the November 2018 statewide ballot Friday.
The change would allow the state to receive more tax dollars from commercial and industrial properties by assessing them at their current market value, an effort known as “split roll” because existing tax protections on homes would remain in place.
Any time traveler revisiting the California of 1978 would have an easy time understanding why Proposition 13 passed so handily that year, lowering property taxes throughout the state to 1 percent of the latest sale price or 1 percent of the 1975 assessed value.
A coalition of PICO California, California Calls, League of Women Voters California, Advancement Project California and Evolve California files ballot measure to close Prop 13 Corporate Tax Loophole, restoring over $11 billion every year for schools and vital local services.