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Extensive Recommendations & Voter Guides for the
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 California General Election

ELECTION COVERAGE / RESULTS For the November 8, 2016 Presidential Election
 
CALIFORNIA STATE PROPOSITION RECOMMENDATIONS
For the November 8, 2016 California State General Election


Official Government Voting Info for the Nov 8, 2016 California General Election
Text of the Proposition and Official Arguments For/Against

Robyn's Disclaimer – I find the sources and information below to be very helpful for researching propositions. But here is my standard disclaimer - the inclusion of a website on this page should not necessarily be taken as support for every position or statement posted on that website.


NO on Proposition 64 Video
VIDEO: 86-second Video and Documentation of the Harm of Marijuana Legalization MarijuanaHarmsFamilies.com

The following Conservative Sources are In Agreement on 16 of 17 State Propositions
They only differ on Proposition 52 (One exception – the CRA differs with everyone else on 65)

Senator John Moorlach (The only California legislator who is a C.P.A. and Certified Financial Planner)

Frank Kacer of Christian Citizenship Council of San Diego

Nancy Sandoval of www.NancysPicks.com

Craig Huey of Election Forum

California Family Council
CFC has a very useful Comparison Chart which lists each of the 17 CA propositions (as well as federal and state legislative offices) and gives the positions of 6 CONSERVATIVE organizations/sources vs 6 PROGRESSIVE/LIBERAL organizations and unions. Capitol Resource Institute

Election Central-SaveCalifornia

California Republican Assembly


HERE ARE THE 17 PROPOSITIONS:

NOTE: "( C )" is a State Constitution change; "(S)" is a Statute change; "(R)" is a Referendum

YES
Proposition 53
Prop 53 Voter Approval Requirement on Revenue Bonds above $2B (C)
YES
Proposition 54
Prop 54 Public Display of Legislative Bills (C & S)
YES
Proposition 66
Prop 66 Death Penalty Reform (S)
NO
Proposition 51
Prop 51 (Bond): Public School Facility BOND (S)
NO
Proposition 55
Prop 55 Extension of Proposition 30 Income TAX INCREASE (C)
NO
Proposition 56
Prop 56 Healthcare, Research & Prevention Tobacco TAX (C & S)
NO
Proposition 57
Prop 57 Parole of Non-Violent Criminals & Juvenile Criminal Proceedings (C & S)
NO
Proposition 58
Prop 58 Non-English Language Education (S)
NO
Proposition 59
Prop 59 Overturn of Citizens United Act – Advisory Question
NO
Proposition 60
Prop 60 Condoms in Pornographic Films (S)
NO
Proposition 61
Prop 61 State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards (S)
NO
Proposition 62
Prop 62 Death Penalty Repeal (S)
NO
Proposition 63
Prop 63 Large Capacity Ammunition Magazine Ban (S)
NO
Proposition 64
Prop 64 Marijuana Legalization (S)
NO
Proposition 67 (A "NO" vote repeals SB 270)
Prop 67 Referendum on Ban of Single Use Plastic Bags (R)
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Proposition 52 - California Medi-Cal Hospital Reimbursement Initiative (S & C)
Recommending YES on 52: Senator John Moorlach, www.NancysPicks.com

Recommending NO ON 52:
Election Forum, Frank Kacer of Christian Citizenship Council of San Diego, California Republican Assembly, California Family Council, Capitol Resource Institute, Election Central-SaveCalifornia


SOME HELPFUL PROPOSITION ARTICLES, WEBSITES, OPINIONS

Insightful Article on Propositions 51 & 53
Senator Moorlach recommends NO on Proposition 51 and YES on Proposition 53

The Desensitization Of Debt – An Accountant's Analysis Of Propositions 51 & 53, Hoover Institution, by Senator John Moorlach, Tuesday, August 30, 2016


NO on Proposition 63

Why You Should Vote NO on California's Proposition 63

"Excerpt: California's Proposition 63, if passed by voters in November, will fundamentally change how law-abiding citizens can purchase and transport ammunition in the state. In my opinion, based on 27 years of shooting nearly every day, this measure will only serve to make California residents less safe. And if you think this sort of effort will end with California, think again.

Consider these important factors:

Proposition 63, effective Jan. 1, 2018, will require all ammunition sales (with few exceptions) to be conducted through an "ammunition vendor." This means you cannot sell any ammunition to your neighbor or sibling unless a licensed ammunition vendor performs the transfer. And if you want to sell more than 500 rounds in a 30-day period, you must become a licensed ammunition vendor. These transactions must also be done face-to-face—no mail order. Proposition 63 requires a background check to purchase ammunition. You will have to pay a fee of up to $50 and wait up to 30 days every four years for your application to purchase ammunition to be processed. Then, each time you purchase ammunition, the vendor will have to verify that you are who you say you are, and that you have the proper authorization in the state's system.

Proposition 63 requires you to provide the vendor personal information each time you purchase ammunition, and it will be recorded/registered by the California Department of Justice indefinitely. One scary thought: This opens the door for more identify theft and computer hacking."… Read the entire article on the site


SaveCalifornia.com on Propositions. IF you click on any of the proposition numbers below, you can see SC's remarks on propositions. Their commentary on Proposition 64 – legalizing marijuana in California- is below.

51   NO   Self-centered $17.6 BILLION bond (big debt for your children and grandchildren)
52   NO   Continues Obamacare-State hospital arrangement
53   YES  Requires voter approval prior to sale of $2 BILLION in revenue bonds
54   YES  Requires bills to be publicly posted 3 days before legislators can vote on it
55   NO   Imposes 12-year historically-high tax on financially successful Californians
56   NO   Imposes additional $2 tax hike per pack of cigarettes
57   NO   Releases even more dangerous criminals into our communities
58   NO   Eliminates current requirement that public schools teach children in English
59   NO   Attacks constitutional free speech in elections
60   NO   Permits lawsuits against porn film producers that don't require condoms
61   NO   Artificial price controls on welfare prescription drugs
62   NO   Eliminates the death penalty for murderers
63   NO   More unnecessary hurdles for law-abiding citizens to purchase ammunition
64   NO   Legalizes full-blown, highly-potent marijuana, turning young people into addicts
65   NO   Requires stores to give bag-charge money to State for "environmental" purposes
66   YES  Makes the death penalty for murderers more likely
67   NO   Prohibits stores from giving single-use plastic or paper bags to shoppers

"A principle to remember on local taxes, bonds, fees, and assessments:

SaveCalifornia.com knows that big government often robs people of personal responsibility and saddles working families, property owners, and small business owners with greater financial burdens. It's all because big government refuses to investigate and slash its own waste. Because of the influence of government unions and bureaucracy, independent, tough audits are simply not seen. Therefore, we encourage you to vote NO on ANY AND ALL tax increases, tax extensions, bonds (which is borrowing money, and always more expensive than a direct tax because you must also pay back interest), fees, and assessments. It's pro-family to keep more of your hard-earned money, so it's pro-family to oppose wasteful government taking away more money from your family. They like to take it incrementally, so you must consistently oppose even the smallest tax/bond/fee/assessment increases in order to inhibit the government from taking more and more and more from your family."

NO on Proposition 64: "Legalizes full-blown, highly-potent marijuana, turning young people into addicts"

SaveCalifornia.com recommends NO on Proposition 64: Legalizing full-blown, highly-potent marijuana would harm children, families, and our culture. Proposition 64 is the worst thing on the ballot, and you and your friends should vigorously oppose it. Realize that in just three years of full-blown marijuana legalization in Colorado, according to the U.S. government's Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area report:

  • Marijuana-related traffic deaths increased 48 percent.
  • Over 20 percent of all traffic deaths were marijuana related compared to only 10 percent six years ago.
  • Marijuana-related emergency department visits increased 49 percent.
  • Marijuana-related hospitalizations increased 32 percent.
  • Marijuana-related calls to the Rocky Mountain Poison Center increased 100 percent.
  • Diversion of Colorado marijuana to other states increased 37 percent by vehicle and 427 percent by parcels.
  • Colorado youth now rank number one in the nation for marijuana use and 74 percent higher than the national average.
  • Colorado college-age group now rank number one in the nation for marijuana use and 62 percent higher than the national average.
  • Colorado adults now rank number one in the nation for marijuana use and 104 percent higher than the national average.
If Proposition 64 passes, you can expect the same negative consequences harming children and safety in California. Because Prop. 64 permits children to indirectly see and hear pro-marijuana advertisements (and they'll directly see it late at night and on "mature" TV channels and other media). Understand that marijuana bosses, moving beyond "medicinal marijuana," now want to usher in a full-blown marijuana culture to forever change society and to make themselves very, very rich off new addicts. They want the next generation to think it's "normal" to "get high." Studies show marijuana is a gateway drug to cocaine and meth. Teens and young adults are especially at risk from today's potent, mind-altering marijuana, which can permanently damage their developing brains and young lungs. If pot is legalized, your health and auto insurance will likely cost more because increased addictions, accidents, and drug rehab will burden all Californians. "Drugged driving" will become commonplace. It will be a new "right" to get high on marijuana at work, even in transportation jobs. Marijuana legalization means cities and counties can OK selling pot in grocery stores and permit marijuana operatives to buy thousands of acres of farmland.

Life will get stinkier if Prop. 64 passes. This radical ballot measure will permit any Californian to grow up to 6 marijuana plants in their home or apartment. This is bad for apartment neighbors (can you imagine the smell?) and for owners of rental property. Landlords who have discovered tenants using their rentals as grow houses are painfully aware of the damage this does. The production of marijuana requires massive amounts of electricity and water. Even only one fully grown marijuana plant can use up to 6 gallons of water a day. Growing pot in a home often results in non-code rewiring, tampering with electrical meters, produces noxious gases as well as mold and spores which can penetrate the drywall. Along with the buildup of poisonous gases, the combination of solvents, sparks and exhaust fans can result in explosions and fires. If the tenant adds more plants than those allowed by this law, the federal government can seize your property, as it was used for illegal activity. If damage is done, insurance companies will not cover damage costs from mold or fires caused by pot growing activities. If you're a renter, be concerned not only about having to constantly smell marijuana from a pothead neighbor, but that your rent will increase due to owners' higher costs and liability.

Finally, if there's any question about whether marijuana is dangerous and toxic to minors, infants, preborn babies, drivers, machinery workers, and animals, look no further than Prop. 64's official warning label to go on marijuana products in grocery stores should this radical proposition pass:

'GOVERNMENT WARNING: THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS MARIJUANA, A SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND ANIMALS. MARIJUANA PRODUCTS MAY ONLY BE POSSESSED OR CONSUMED BY PERSONS 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER UNLESS THE PERSON IS A QUALIFIED PATIENT. THE INTOXICATING EFFECTS OF MARIJUANA PRODUCTS MAY BE DELAYED UP TO TWO HOURS. MARIJUANA USE WHILE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING MAY BE HARMFUL. CONSUMPTION OF MARIJUANA PRODUCTS IMPAIRS YOUR ABILITY TO DRIVE AND OPERATE MACHINERY PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION.' "

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