Proposition 68Prop. 68 authorizes $4 billion in bond funding for natural resources programs such as habitat conservation, parks and water-related projects. A vote yes would authorize the funding, while a vote no would prohibit it from moving forward.
Proposition 69Prop. 69 requires certain new transportation revenues, such as fuel taxes and vehicle fees, to be used for only transportation purposes. A vote yes would enable this, while a vote no would mean the California State Legislature could change current law in the future to use the revenues from fuel taxes and vehicle fees for other purposes.
Proposition 70Prop. 70 requires a legislative supermajority of ⅔ votes to use for revenues from selling state greenhouse gas emission permits. A vote yes would enable this, while a vote no would mean the legislature could authorize spending the revenue with simply a majority vote.
Proposition 71, 72Prop. 71 sets a standard of certifying the state vote before a ballot measure takes effect. A vote yes would allow a measure to take effect about six weeks after Election Day after the state confirms the count, while a vote no would mean measures would automatically take effect the day after Election Day. Prop. 72 permits the legislature to allow construction of rain-capture systems (starting from Jan. 1, 2019) without property-tax reassessment, which would lead to a minor reduction in property taxes. A vote yes would install such a system, and a vote no would result in a higher property tax bill. The candidates for the 25th Congressional District are Congressman Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, and Democratic challengers Katie Hill, Bryan Caforio, Mary Pallant and Jess Phoenix. The candidates for the 38th Assembly District are Assemblyman Dante Acosta, R-Santa Clarita, and Democratic challenger Christy Smith. The candidates for the 36th Assembly District are Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Palmdale, and Democratic challenger Steve Fox. Voters will also choose their picks for state governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer, controller and insurance commissioner. To check your polling center, SCV residents can use five ways:
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