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Editorial: Yes on Proposition 2
The state of California has a history of attaching unpalatable features to what should be a political no-brainer — establishing a rainy-day fund to eliminate the distasteful adherence to economic boom and bust cycles. And so it is this year when a rainy-day fund proposition is finally on the bal...
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Editorial: No on Proposition 47
Proponents of Proposition 47 suggest it would ease the burden on our prison and jail system by lowering the threshold for certain crimes like drug possession, petty theft, receiving stolen property and forging/writing bad checks from felonies to misdemeanors. However, there is nothing already in p...
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Editorial: No on Proposition 46
Proposition 46 is the quintessential example of what is wrong with our initiative process. Proponents interested in raising the cap on medical negligence lawsuits sought legislative avenues and, when unsuccessful, shopped around for an issue that would make it more palatable to the everyday voter. V...
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Editorial: No on Proposition 45
Nearly everyone with health insurance, and that includes most Californians, has seen their rates spike in recent years. The theories as to why are many, but it is likely the repercussions of contending with the advent of the Affordable Care Act, still in its nascent stages. The frustration caused...
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Daily Journal endorsements
California Proposition 1 (water bond): YES Measure H: $388 million bond measure for the San Mateo County Community College District — YES Measure I: $48 million bond measure for the Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District — YES Measure L: Consolidation of two current parcel taxes ...
Letter: Vote no on H
Editor, In her letter “No on Measure H” (in the Oct. 14 edition of the Daily Journal), Measure H opponent Maxine Terner got it absolutely right when she said that the San Mateo County Community College District has been extravagant in its spending on items not directly linked to education. Ha...
Letter: Yes on Measure H
Editor, I wasn’t sure about Measure H, so I spent some time looking at the materials available. I do believe in public education, but I also know that sometimes well-intentioned people, such as community college districts, can make mistakes, or ask too much of the community. However, when I read ...

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