Prop 31

BAFFLED BY THE BALLOT INITIATIVES? OUR GUIDE TO THE PROS AND CONS OF CA'S NOV. 2012 PROPOSITIONS

October 12, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – There are numerous important initiatives on the November 6 ballot. Topics include education funding, clean energy, criminal penalties, taxes and labeling what’s in your food. For our nonpartisan analysis and arguments on both sides of each proposition, click the links below.

Prop 30 aims to raise funds to stem budget cuts in public education

Prop 31 seeks to change state budget cycle

Prop 32: Political reforms or silencing voices?

Prop 33: Insurance reforms or consumer scam?

PROPOSITION 31 SEEKS TO CHANGE STATE BUDGET CYCLE

By Thea Skinner

October 9, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--Proposition 31 would move California from a one-year budget cycle to a two-year budget cycle, meaning budget debates happen every other year, instead of annually. Prop 31 would also prohibit the Legislature from spending more than $25 million on new programs unless an equal source of revenue or spending cuts are identified first, and would require performance reviews of all state programs.

The measure is supported by the California Republican Party and opposed by the California Democratic Party.

LUNCH WITH THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS SEPT. 17

The League of Women Voters of San Diego (including East County) will be having its next "Lunch with the League" on Monday, September 17 at Tom Ham's Lighthouse Restaurant, 2150 Harbor Island Drive, Harbor Island, San Diego.  

The program at the luncheon is "Voting with the League: Why is the League Supporting or Opposing Certain Propositions?"  Propositions 30, 31, 32, 34, and 40.