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California 2012 Voting Guide
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Increasing Investment in Our Schools
Yes. Let the top 2% (those with incomes over $250,000) pay a bit more to fund schools and vital services (they can afford it), and raises sales tax by a quarter of one percent.
No. Counties shouldn't be able to create their own local rules for providing basic services, override environmental laws and make state government's budgetary responsibilities unnecessarily difficult.
The So-Called "Special Interest" Act
No. Gives corporations and Super PACs virtually unlimited power while eliminating union member's voices. Bad for workers, bad for CA.
(Another) Mercury Insurance Initiative
No. Another self-interested attempt to allow insurance companies to raise rates on good drivers. Didn't pass in 2010, shouldn't pass now.
Replacing the Death Penalty
Yes. Expensive death penalty sentences would be converted to life sentences, convicted killer's prison earnings would go to their victims, and $100 million would go to solve murders and rapes.
Higher Penalties for Human Trafficking
Yes. Cracks down on human trafficking and sex offenders -- law enforcement officers would receive training in identifying victims of human trafficking, and fees and penalties for offenders would increase.
Three Strikes Reform
Yes. Only "serious or violent" crimes would be considered for third strike (currently a mandatory 25 years to life) under three strikes law. Saves the state up to $90 million a year in prosecuting and punishing non-violent crimes.
Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Modified Food
Yes. Genetically engineered food (minus exempt categories such as restaurant food or food from animals that may have consumed GM food) would be clearly labeled, giving customers the power to decide.
Income Tax Increase to Support Public Education
No. Competes with Prop 30, with an income tax increase going to support public schools. Not a bad bill, but not our choice over Prop 30.
Green Jobs Tax on Multi-State Business
Yes. Closes a corporate tax loophole while encouraging clean, energy efficient jobs in CA. Win, win.
Referendum on the State Senate Redistricting Plan
Yes. California Citizens Redistricting Commission, an independent citizens' group, created State Senate districts last year. This bill would put those district lines in place.