Ballot Measure Scorecard: Editorial Board Positions On CA Propositions

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Election Day is now just days away. As a public service, we are sending you the positions of the major newspaper editorial boards on all the California ballot measures. Consumer Watchdog does not endorse these editorial positions. We are simply offering them to you, along with links to the original editorials, so that you can do your own research and make your own decisions.

Some of our supporters have asked if Consumer Watchdog has taken positions on any measures. There are a few propositions that our staff feels strongly about and recommends: No on Props 32 & 33 and Yes on Props 37 & 39.

Ballot Measure Scorecard: Editorial Board Positions On CA Propositions

Newspaper Prop
LA Daily News Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N N Y
LA Times Y N N N Y N Y N N Y Y
North County Times N N Y N   Y Y Y N N Y
OC Register N N Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
Press-Enterprise N N Y N N N Y N N Y Y
Sac Bee Y N N N Y N Y N N Y Y
SD Union Tribune N Y Y N   Y Y N N N Y
SF Chronicle Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
SJ Mercury News Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y Y
Ventura Co. Star Y N N N Y N N N N N Y

November 2012 Statewide Ballot Measure Titles

Proposition 30
Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Proposition 31
State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.

Proposition 32
Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 33
Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based on Driver's History of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 34
Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 35
Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 36
Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 37
Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 38
Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 39
Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 40
Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum.

We hope this is helpful to you. Good luck sorting through this year's lengthy ballot, and thanks for all your support.



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