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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.

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Melissa Breach,  KRON, Prop 4, Children's hospitals

SACRAMENTO (KRON) - A measure on the ballot would boost funding for California children's hospitals, but not everyone agrees with how the money would be distributed.

Proposition 4 would authorize $1.5 billion in bonds to fund grants for construction, renovation, expansion, and other upgrades to children's hospitals.

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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.

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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.

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LWVC Executive Director Melissa Breach speaks about the new voter registration form at the press event on April 5, 2018.

SACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Alex Padilla has unveiled a newly redesigned voter registration card for use throughout California. This is the first major redesign of the voter registration card since 2008. The new voter registration cards are available at the Secretary of State’s office and have been shipped to county elections officials throughout the state. The California voter registration card is available in 10 languages--

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