There are some key state ballot measures in California's 2018 General Election on November 6. Carl DeMaio and the team at The DeMaio Report have thoroughly researched these measures and have issued endorsements in almost every case.
Carl DeMaio is Chairman of Reform California and the leader of the statewide Gas Tax Repeal Campaign. Carl also hosts a daily news and politics talk show weekdays from 3-6pm on NewsRadio 600 KOGO which can be heard statewide on the iHeartRadio App.
Among the factors that Carl DeMaio applies in issuing endorsements:
- Opposition to tax hikes (like the dreaded Car and Gas Tax Hikes);
- respect for the Constitution and personal freedoms; and
- support for small businesses and job creation against excessive regulation.
Prop 1: State Housing Bonds
Californians already owe billions in debt for bonds, but have seen little accountability for the funds. Throwing money at the problem will not solve our affordable housing crisis. Moreover, this bond supports government-subsidized housing projects that come with costly strings attached.
Prop 2: State Housing Bonds
More housing bonds – this time with different window dressing added by sneaky politicians.
Prop 3: Water Bonds
What happened to the last multi-billion dollar worth of water bonds? None of the money was actually used for water projects to improve delivery of water for human consumption. Want a water fix? Don’t borrow, just change the crazy regulations that the environmentalists have imposed that has cut the water supply off.
Prop 4: Hospital Bonds
More borrowing, more debt when we can’t afford the existing state debt service. Plus these bonds come with costly strings attached – government mandated union wages.
Prop 5: Allow Property Owners to Transfer their Lower Property Tax Rates
A common-sense way to expand the benefits of Prop 13 protections – resulting in more affordable housing!
Prop 6: Gas Tax Repeal YES YES YES!
There are two simple reasons why we should vote Yes on Prop 6 to repeal the gas and car tax hikes: these unfair taxes cost you a lot more than you think! The care and gas tax hikes will cost the typical family of four $779.28 more per year in taxes and 2) it won’t fix our roads – this is a blank check tax hike that has already been diverted away from road repairs. Learn more at www.gastaxrepeal.org
Prop 7: Potential Change to Daylight Savings Time
While this measure won’t officially end daylight savings time, it allows a public process to do it in the future.
Prop 8: Kidney Dialysis Charges
A shameful union ploy to force healthcare workers into union membership they don’t want and can’t afford.
Prop 10: Rent Control
Rent control has a good sounding name, but this initiative will result in higher housing prices for all – particularly the low-income families who rent versus buy. Perfect example: San Francisco has some of the toughest rent control mandates on the books, but the highest housing prices. Rent control does the opposite of what proponents claim they are seeking. Want more affordable rents? Cut government regulation and build, build, build!
Prop 11: Ambulance Employee Compensation Reforms
Unions are trying to impose costly mandates and fees on our ambulance system at a time when patients can barely afford health coverage. Why should an ambulance ride cost $800 to $1000?Let’s enact some common-sense reforms with this initiative.
Prop 12: Restrictive Regulations on Farms Over Animal Confinement
We all love animals, but some groups are just too extreme and crazy on this topic. They hate any human consumption of meat. This initiative would impose overly-restrictive and costly mandates that YOU will end up paying for with your grocery bill.
- California Ballot Measures Guide
- California Candidates Guide
- San Diego Candidate Races Guide
- San Diego Ballot Measures Guide
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