Written by Rebecca Olson
California Ballot Measure Update
There are currently four statewide measures that have qualified for the ballot, including a referendum on the statewide plastic bag ban passed by lawmakers last year, a reversal of 1998’s Proposition 227 restricting bilingual education in public schools, a measure to protect a multibillion-dollar federal revenue stream for California hospitals from legislative interference, and a $9 billion school bond.
There are 37 other proposals cleared for circulation, including legalization of marijuana, a $9 billion school bond, raising of the minimum wage and a campaign finance disclosure measure. You can read the details in the Sacramento Bee here.