2008 Propositions

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  • Prop. 4: Parental Notification for Teenage Abortion
    For the third time California voters will decide if parental notification is required for a teenage girl to have an abortion. Proposition 4 supporters say it would protect young girls. But critics say it would put them in danger.
    Tuesday, October 7, 2008
  • Courtesy: California Voter Foundation
    Courtesy: California Voter Foundation
    Prop 11: Redistricting
    You vote in one state Assembly District—but your neighbor votes in another. Ever wonder why?
    Wednesday, October 8, 2008
  • KXJZ file photo/Ben Adler
    KXJZ file photo/Ben Adler
    Props 7 and 10: Dueling Alternative Energy Measures
    California voters will decide the fate of two alternative energy proposals on the November 4th ballot.
    Thursday, October 9, 2008
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    Prop. 1A: High Speed Rail
    Imagine zipping from Los Angeles to San Francisco in under three hours on a super fast train. You’ll be asked to vote on whether the state should make a ten billion dollar down payment on the first high speed rail system in the country.
    Thursday, October 9, 2008
  • UC Davis Children's Hospital
    UC Davis Children's Hospital
    Prop. 3: Children's Hospital Bonds
    Proposition 3 would give children’s hospitals almost $1 billion in bond money for what supporters call much needed capital improvements. But, critics say in this economic crisis the state can’t afford anymore debt.
    Monday, October 13, 2008
  • Prop 12: Veterans' Bond Act of 2008
    Proposition 12 on the upcoming November ballot would replenish the money in a veteran’s home loan program that’s been funded by California voters since the 1920’s. But one critic says those loans should be limited.
    Tuesday, October 14, 2008
  • Props 5 & 6: Crime & Punishment
    Next month, voters will cast ballots on two measures that could have a major impact on California's overcrowded prisons.
    Wednesday, October 15, 2008
  • Prop 8: Same Sex Marriage
    Proposition Eight on California’s November ballot is one of the wilder political battles being fought this campaign season. The measure would ban same sex marriage in the state.
    Thursday, October 16, 2008
  • Prop 9: Victims' Rights
    Proposition 9 supporters say it expands the legal rights of crime victims. But opponents argue it threatens money for schools and social services.
    Friday, October 17, 2008
  • Prop 2: Treatment of Farm Animals
    If you’ve never given much thought to how the eggs ended up in your omelet, proposition two will probably change that. The ballot measure would set first-in-the-nation restrictions for how egg-laying hens lare housed.
    Friday, October 17, 2008
  • Field Poll: Prop 8 Still Trailing, but Not as Much
    The statewide ballot measure that would make same-sex marriages illegal is gaining ground as Election Day nears.
    Friday, October 31, 2008