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Time to memorize the initiative numbers on your November ballot

See how much California’s gas tax will rise through 2020

Increases to California's gas tax were approved in 2017 and will continue for years.
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Increases to California's gas tax were approved in 2017 and will continue for years.

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla assigned proposition numbers to 12 ballot measures that will go before voters in November. Here's a breakdown of what will be on your ballot:

  • Prop 1: $4 billion bond measure for housing.
  • Prop 2: Allows counties to use money from Proposition 63's "millionaire's tax" on permanent housing for the homeless that includes a direct connection to social services.
  • Prop 3: $8.9 billion bond that would fund projects aimed at improving water quality, fixing dams and protecting habitats, among other things. >> READ MORE

  • Prop 4: Authorizes $1.5 billion in bonds to build, expand, renovate and equip children's hospitals.
  • Prop 5: Gives a property tax break to homeowners over 55 buying a home. >> READ MORE
  • Prop 6: Repeals a $5 billion-a-year gasoline tax and fee increase the Democrat-controlled Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown approved last year to repair California's roads. >> READ MORE
  • Prop 7: Overturns a 1949 voter-approved initiative called the Daylight Savings Time Act, which established Standard Pacific Time in California. If voters approve the ballot measure, the Legislature would then decide how the state's time should be set. >> READ MORE
  • Prop 8: Limits how much private outpatient kidney dialysis clinics could charge patients and requires them to report financial information to the state.
  • Prop 9: Divides California into three states. >> READ MORE
  • Prop 10: Allows cities and counties to enact much more comprehensive rent control laws. >> READ MORE
  • Prop 11: Requires workers at private emergency ambulance companies to remain on call during work breaks.
  • Prop 12: Establishes specific animal confinement/cage-free standards for egg-laying hens, breeding pigs and calves raised for veal. >> READ MORE


When robots take California jobs, what happens next? Influencers have plenty to say.

“I’m not so sure the job loss will be as dramatic as some predict. Every time we undergo a major shift in technology new jobs that haven’t yet been imagined are created. We need to educate the next generation with an eye towards this unpredictable future and retrain older workers for new types of work.”

Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California

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