Monday, June 4, 2012

NO ON PROP 28 & PROP 29

The California Federation of Republican Women and The California Republican Party recommend:

PROP 28: NO

◼ Allows politicians to serve 12 years in the State Assembly OR State Senate OR a combination of both
◼ As of now, there is a limit of six years in Assembly and a limit of eight years in Senate
◼ Prop 28 is written to intentionally deceive voters
◼ Prop 28 doubles the amount of time politicians can serve in the State Assembly
◼ Increases the amount of time politicians can serve in the State Senate by 50%
◼ Strongly supported by labor unions and special interest groups
◼ Special interest groups and labor unions would not have to spend as much money getting candidates elected because turnover in State Legislature would decrease, which means they would have more money to spend on promoting harmful programs elsewhere

Proposition 29: NO

◼ Increases taxes on cigarettes by five cents per cigarette and one dollar per package
◼ Would create a nine member “Citizens Oversight Committee” with carte blanch fund allocation
◼ Only 20% of the $735 million collected by the tax increase must go to cancer research
◼ Remaining 80% of tax revenue can go towards administrative costs, real estate investments, construction and recreation resources
◼ None of the tax revenue will necessarily go towards education or healthcare
◼ None of the tax revenue will necessarily go towards fixing the budget crisis
◼ Tax revenue created does not have to be spent in California or in the United States
◼ If passed, it cannot be amended for 15 years