Skip to comments.CA: Assemblyman Chuck DeVore’s statewide ballot proposition recommendations
Posted on 10/29/2010 2:23:39 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
Proposition 19: NO Marijuana legalization
My biggest concern with this initiative, aside from the basic policy considerations, are two large unintended consequences: 1) will drug abuse grow, thus putting more of a strain on our out-of-control welfare system; 2) the impact of lawsuits on employers seeking to enforce a zero-tolerance policy (especially important in the defense industry).
Proposition 20: YES Redistricting reform extended to Congress
Prop. 20 will make the independent State Commission on Redistricting re-draw Congressional Districts in 2011, instead of the legislature working with liberal interests, just as the independent commission will re-draw Legislative district boundaries per 2008s Proposition 11.
Proposition 21: NO Vehicle license fee hike of $18
Increases the Vehicle License Fee (VLF) by $18. The VLF was already almost doubled during the largest tax increase in U.S. history at the state level in Feb. 2009. This $18 tax is supposed to give all California licensed cars the ability to enter state parks for free of course, many Californians never, or infrequently, use state parks, so this is really more of a tax than a fee.
Proposition 22: NO Redevelopment agency protection
Initially, I was in favor of this initiative, as I thought it dealt solely with protecting local funds from raids by Sacramento. As I studied it I discovered otherwise. Prop. 22 is really about protecting often abusing redevelopment agencies from Sacramento. Redevelopment agencies use eminent domain to take property from one private owner and give it to another. They are legally state, not local agencies, and they have been diverting ever larger chunks of local property tax revenue (now some 12 percent) away from local schools, fire departments, and special districts.
Proposition 23: YES Suspends Californias greenhouse gas reduction law
In 2006 the Legislature passed AB 32, a bill that aims to reduce Californias greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent in ten years. This task will be impossible without massive additional job losses or the full-scale implementation of modern nuclear power. Prop. 23 simply says that, until Californias unemployment rate dips back below 5.5 percent for a year, AB 32 will remain on hold.
Proposition 24: NO Makes California more hostile to business and job creation
Increases taxes by $2 billion on California businesses, both large and small.
Proposition 25: NO Makes it easier to grow government and raise taxes
Eliminates the two-thirds vote requirement to pass the state budget, making easier to grow government thus, increasing the pressure to raise taxes.
Proposition 26: YES Makes it harder to raise taxes by disguising them as fees
Taxes require a two-thirds vote to increase in California. Fee increases require a simple majority. Why the difference? Taxes are supposed to go to the General Fund while fees are designed to offset the cost of a government service or a regulatory good (such as pollution control). Desperate for more cash, Democrats have taken to passing majority vote fees that are really new taxes, Prop. 26 would end this growing practice.
Proposition 27: NO Turns back the clock on redistricting reform
Sponsored by public unions and Democrats, this initiative eliminates the independent State Commission on Redistricting so liberal lawmakers can draw their own district lines in 2011 so the politicians can chose the voters instead of the voters choosing the politicians.
The only difference between these two California conservative icons (DeVore and McClintock) is Prop 22.
Some more ideas for conservatives in California, especially judges:
Chuck DeVore and other like minded conservatives need to put out theier ballot recommendations sooner. I mailed my ballot on Wednesday. I was unsure of some of the propositions and was unable to find a good list of recommendations. Friday before election day is way too late. Now I find out I voted wrong way on Propistion 22.
YES on PROP 23!
Thanks for posting this. I’m going to have to keep an eye on Chuck DeVore every election cycle as well as Tom McClintock. I always appreciate (and NEED) help with the propositions, candidates, judges, etc.
May be easier said than done. He's already taken down the page, lol.
It’s there. The link got fouled up somehow.
Oh, perfect, thank you. Bookmarked and will be looking for his and McClintock’s recommendations in each and every election.
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