An Explanation of the 17 Propositions on California’s November 2016 Ballot

“The list of 17 ballot measures certified by Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Thursday offers a dizzying array of public policy choices for Californians to sort out this fall.”

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Governor Brown Signs New Laws Making California a National Leader in Gun Reform

“Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed six gun-control bills into law, including a requirement that ammunition purchasers undergo background checks. The governor vetoed five other measures, including an expansion of the use of restraining orders to take guns from people deemed to be dangerous.”

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California Voter Registration Hit Record High Ahead of 2016 Primary, and Many New Voters Registered as Democrats

“With one of the most closely watched presidential primary seasons in modern times , California’s voter rolls grew by almost 650,000 in the final six weeks of registration. And three of every four new voters were Democrats.”

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Under Democratic leadership in the state, California becomes world’s 6th largest economy

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California Looks to Open Obamacare to Millions of Undocumented Immigrants

“Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that could make California the first state in the country to allow undocumented immigrants to purchase Obamacare coverage.”

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Latino Voter Registration up 98% in California!

“Karthick Ramakrishnan, Associate Dean for the School of Public Policy at University of California-Riverside, discusses the surge in Latino voters and its significance in the election as the California primary looms closer.”

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Governor Brown has Expanded Family Leave Benefits in California

“California workers who need to take time off to care for a newborn or family member will receive up to 70 percent of their pay after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday to expand the benefit. Brown said AB908 adds to the state’s efforts to address income inequality. He recently signed a bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2022.”

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Scott Wiener, left, speaks next to David Campos during a San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall in San Francisco, Tuesday, April 5, 2016. San Francisco has approved a measure making it the first place in the nation to require businesses to provide fully paid leave for new parents. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Photo: Jeff Chiu, AP

 

California is the Newest State to Adopt a $15 Minimum Wage!

“Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a new law that would commit California to a $15 per hour minimum wage by 2022.”

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