In our first podcast of the 2018 elections, we focus on Proposition 10, the Local Rent Control Initiative, that would change state laws to allow cities to have more strict rent control laws. We are joined by Christina Livingston, one of the authors of Prop 10, to talk about reasons to support the proposition, and by Debra Carlton, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at the California Apartment Association, to talk about reasons to oppose.
Hear both sides on Prop 56, the Tobacco Tax Increase, which would add a $2 per pack tax on tobacco products to pay for tobacco related health and prevention programs. We are joined by Scott Lyons and Rebecca Benassini to discuss the issues.
Hear both sides on Prop 54, the Public Display of Legislative Bills Initiative, which requires legislative bills to be publicly posted 72 hours before a vote. We are fortunate to have guests Pete Peterson, the Dean of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, and Steven Maviglio, the chairman of Californians for an Effective Legislature, to talk through the arguments with us.
Learn about Citizens United and Proposition 59, which would encourage elected officials to use their authority to overturn Citizens United. Michele Sutter joins us to discuss things from Money Out Voters In.
We cover the pros and cons of Prop 51, which issues $9 billion in bonds for new construction and modernization of K–12 public school and community college facilities. Joining us are Larry Galizio, the President and CEO of the Community College League of California, and G. Rick Marshall from the California Taxpayers Action Network.
Hear the pros and cons of Prop 64, which would legalize recreational marijuana in California, with experts Gretchen Burns Bergman from a New PATH – Parents for Addiction Treatment and Healing, and Kevin Sabet from SAM, Smart Approaches to Marijuana.
Hear all about Prop 55, which would extend the income tax increase for high income earners, with guests Lisa Gonzalez from the Association of California School Administrators on the supporting side and David Kersten from the Kersten Institute for Governance & Public Policy on the opposing side.
Hear both sides on Prop 65, which would divert revenue from grocery store bag fees to an environmental fund. Discussing the issue with us are John Barrier, spokesperson for the American Progressive Bag Alliance, for the supporting side and Steven Maviglio from the No on 65 campaign to talk about the opposing view.
We talk about Prop 67, which would uphold the new state law that bans single-use plastic bags at grocery stores. Hear supporting arguments from Steven Maviglio from the Yes on 67 campaign, and opposing arguments from Jon Berrier, a spokesperson for the American Progressive Bag Alliance.
Get both sides of the story on Prop 61, which would limit the amount that California pays for prescription drugs under state programs like Medi-Cal. Guests on the podcast are Carmen Balber from Consumer Watchdog to take the supporting side, and Kathy Fairbanks from the No on 61 campaign on the opposing side.