YES ON PROP. 21
State Parks and Wildlife Conservation Trust Fund
Establishes the State Parks and Wildlife Conservation Trust Fund, funded by a special vehicle license fee, which creates stable and adequate funding for California’s state parks and frees up money in the state budget that can be used for education and health care.
YES ON PROP. 24
Tax Fairness Act
Prevents $1.3 billion in tax breaks to large corporations and oil companies, tax breaks that unfairly benefit 2 percent of California businesses and don’t require the creation or protection of a single job. Proposition 24 will not raise taxes and will help prevent even deeper cuts to public schools, health care and public safety.
YES ON PROP. 25
On-Time Budget Act of 2010
Allows a simple majority of legislators, instead of a two-thirds supermajority, to approve a state budget, and so prevents a small minority of legislators from holding the budget hostage. It also holds legislators accountable if they fail to pass the budget on time, docking their pay for every day the budget is late.
YES ON PROP. 27
Financial Accountability in Redistricting
Repeals Proposition 11 of 2008, which created the state’s Redistricting Commission, allowing politicians to hide behind selected bureaucrats and orchestrate redistricting to serve their own agendas. Proposition 27 restores the authority of redrawing election districts to the Legislature, which is accountable to the people.
NO ON PROP. 20
Expands the authority of the Redistricting Commission, which allows politicians to hide behind selected bureaucrats and orchestrate redistricting to serve their own agendas. It moves congressional redistricting authority from the Legislature to the Commission. Proposition 20 could lead to disenfranchisement of some California voters, as it offers no assurance of equal representation for communities of color.
NO ON PROP. 22
Prevents the state from borrowing local revenues during a budget crisis, and locks in special protection for redevelopment agencies that skim off billions in local property taxes. If this deceptive initiative passes, public schools will lose over $1 billion immediately and an additional $400 million every year after. It also means cuts for firefighters, public safety and emergency medical services.
NO ON PROP. 23
Suspends landmark bipartisan legislation passed in 2006 to help limit greenhouse gases and air pollution, and kills California clean energy and air pollution control standards. Backed by oil companies, it would also kill the creation of thousands of green jobs and billions of dollars of investment in California.
NO ON PROP. 26
Creates a two-thirds vote requirement for the Legislature to increase fees on businesses for environmental cleanup and other programs. Backed by oil companies and polluters, it would create more legislative gridlock and further restrict the state from holding corporations responsible for paying their fair share.