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OPINION: Prop 16 addresses lack of representation

OPINION: Prop 16 addresses lack of representation

Produced in collaboration with City College history students
City Times Staff, Editor October 29, 2020
Proposition 16 offers a part of that solution by creating more opportunities for minorities to escape the confines of generations of discrimination, creating a more equitable society where everyone has an opportunity to succeed.
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Proposition 15

OPINION: Prop 15 a deceptive tax initiative

Produced in collaboration with City College history students
City Times Staff, Editor October 28, 2020
California has Proposition 15, a ballot initiative up for a vote on Nov. 3 would further cripple the state’s business economy and put a higher tax on commercial real estate.
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OPINION: Prop 18 shapes positive habit in young voters

OPINION: Prop 18 shapes positive habit in young voters

Produced in collaboration with City College history students
City Times Staff, Editor October 28, 2020
Proposition 18 amends the California Constitution to permit 17-year-olds to vote in primary and special elections, with the expectation they will turn 18 by the next general election and otherwise be eligible to vote.
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Proposition 25

OPINION: Prop 25 clogs prisons, wastes money

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City Times Staff, Editor October 27, 2020
Proposition 25 replaces money bail with a system based on public safety and the flight risk of the defendant. It would also limit the amount of time a person would remain in jail before trial for most demeanors to within 12 hours of being placed in jail.
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City Times Voter Guide: Propositions

Props got you stumped? City Times has you covered

Check out the 12 California propositions
Marlena Harvey, News Editor October 20, 2020
Are you one of the many still holding onto your mail-in ballot, or maybe waiting until Election Day on Nov. 3 to cast your ballot? City Times has published a voting guide for each proposition.
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Proposition 22

Proposition 22: App-based drivers as independent contractors

Support for Prop. 22 split by party lines
Paris Hickson, Staff Writer October 19, 2020
Proposition 22 classifies app-based drivers, such as those for Uber or Lyft, as contractors as opposed to calling them employees and provides independent-drivers other methods of compensation.
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Proposition 18

Proposition 18: Primary voting for 17-year-olds

Proposition 18 would permit 17-year-olds to vote earlier
Deserie Larios, Staff Writer October 19, 2020
Proposition 18 would permit 17-year-olds to vote in primary and special elections.
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Proposition 24

Proposition 24: Privacy rights initiative

Existing consumer data privacy laws, rights will be expanded if Prop 24 passes
Tyler Perches, Staff Writer October 19, 2020
Proposition 24 would allow existing consumer data privacy laws and rights will be expanded.
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Proposition 15

Proposition 15: Commercial tax assessment changes

Taxes would be based on market value, not purchase price
Lucas Barreto, Staff Writer October 19, 2020
Proposition 15 says it increases funding for public schools, community colleges and local government services by changing tax assessment of commercial and industrial property.
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Proposition 20

Proposition 20: Criminal justice reform

Criminal sentencing, parole and DNA collection initiative
Christina Painton, Staff Writer October 19, 2020
Proposition 20 repeals certain criminal justice reforms voted on in 2014 and 2016 designed to reduce the prison population in California.
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Proposition 19

Proposition 19: Property tax transfers

If passed, local governments, schools could gain millions in revenue per year
Alex Gomez, Staff Writer October 16, 2020
Proposition 19 allows eligible homeowners to transfer the tax base value of their home to a replacement home of any value.
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Proposition 25

Proposition 25: Abolishing cash bail

Replaces cash bail with risk assessments for detained suspects
Rachel de la Torre and Vicky Pineda October 16, 2020
Proposition 25, will uphold the current state legislation, Senate Bill 10, which replaces the cash bail with risk assessments for detained suspects, who are awaiting trials.
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