No. 118 (essentialsaltes) wrote,
No. 118

California Ballot Initiatives - Props to my Homies


First of all, yay. Not many to deal with in the primary.

91: Even its sponsors say it's no longer needed. Or at least that's what they want you to think. Clearly they've been bought off by.... them. NO

92: Community College smorgasbord. Let's see: requires extra $300 million of spending, while cutting incoming student fees by $70 million. :puts on Scrooge hat: Bah, humbug, NO. I appreciate the service CC's provide, but this doesn't seem to improve the system in any definite way. And check out the weird provision of Section 16:

The fee prescribed by Section 76300 and this section shall not be
increased in any year by an amount exceeding the lesser of:
(1) The percentage change in per capita personal income of California
residents from the second preceding year to the immediate preceding year,
rounded down to the nearest whole dollar; or...

As the analyst points out, this means that to go from $15 to $16 per unit, California incomes have to grow 6.6%, which has happened once in the last 20 years.

93: I'm ambivalent about term limits in the first place. I'm not sure whether I want them stronger or weaker. I'm not sure whether this bill will make them stronger of weaker. Curse you, Prop 93, you have irritated me into voting NO.

94-97: All the revisions to the Native American gambling compacts - all basically the same I hope, but they could have easily slipped a provision into 97 calling for the complete repatriation of America, and I wouldn't know the difference.

At first I was against the expansion of vice, but then I looked more closely. Currently, the situation is retarded. The money that the tribes pay the state is siphoned off into special funds that do me no good whatsoever. I want to benefit from the stupidity of others. If these props pass, most of the money will go into California's General Fund, where I may actually see some benefit.

The downside is that Hollywood Park gets the shaft, hurting the local tax base in the 'wood. Nonetheless, YES.
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