california ballot measures, fall 2002

(doing my voting stuff very last minute this time. as they say, plans are a list of things that don't happen.)

prop. 46 is a bond act, which would result in the sale of $2.1 billion in bonds to support various housing programs. there's a vote yes site, but no vote no site. i think i made my stance on debt financing clear last time. i'll vote no.

prop. 47 is another bond act, which would result in the sale of $13.05 billion in bonds to construct schools. here's the vote yes site, there's no vote no site. you know the routine, i'll vote no.

prop. 48 is a legislative constitutional amendment, which would remove references to the municipal court system. this is pretty dumb, it appears that an old proposition to get rid of the municipal courts neglected to clean out all of the references. i'll vote for it, i guess.

prop. 49 is a initiative statute that would allocate $455 million to before and after school programs. here's the vote yes site, there's no vote no site. this is dumb. this is why we elect representatives. i'll vote no. (for a republican, arnie sure seems willing to spend my money for me.)

prop. 50 is another initiative statute that would result in the sale of $3.44 billion in bonds for various water programs. the vote yes site, there's no vote no site. water good, bonds bad.

prop. 51 is an initiative statute that would specify that 30% of the sales tax collected on the lease and sale of motor vehicles would only be used for transportation purposes. here's the vote yes site, here's the vote no site. again, i elect representatives to deal with this. i'll vote no.

prop. 52 is an initiative statute that would allow election day voter registration. here's the vote yes site, here's the vote no site. i don't buy the voter fraud argument, i think this is a good idea.

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