Author: Bryan

Prop 22 (2020): Should gig workers be independent contractors?

  20.08.2020   Bryan   Podcast

Proposition 22

In this podcast we talk about Prop 22 (App-Based Drivers as Contractors and Labor Policies Initiative) and whether gig workers like Uber and Lyft drivers should be classified as independent contractors instead of employees. Dr. Tecoy Porter, from the Nation Action Network, brings supporting arguments for Prop 22 and Edan Alva, from Gig Workers Rising, talks about reasons to oppose.

Prop 15 (2020): Commercial Property Tax Adjustment to Fund for Schools and Local Gov

  18.08.2020   Bryan   Podcast

Proposition 13

For our first podcast on the November 2020 election, we focus on Proposition 15, which would change the way commercial and industrial properties are taxed to raise $8-12.5B in annual revenue. Reverend Ben McBride, Co-Director at PICO, joins us to talk about reasons to support Prop 15, and Rex Hime, President and CEO of CBPA, talks about reasons to oppose.

2020 Prop 13: School and College Facilities Bond

  18.02.2020   Bryan   Podcast

Proposition 13

In our first podcast of the 2020 elections, we focus on Proposition 13, the School and College Facilities Bond, which would authorize $15B in bonds for school facility improvement. We are joined by Celia Jaffe, President of the California State PTA, to talk about reasons to support Prop 13, and by Larry Sand, to talk about reasons to oppose.

2018 Prop 10: Local Rent Control Initiative

  20.08.2018   Bryan   Podcast

Proposition 10

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.

2016 Prop 56: Tobacco Tax Increase

  3.11.2016   Bryan   Podcast

block_56Hear 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.

2016 Prop 54: Public Display of Legislative Bills

  30.10.2016   Bryan   Podcast

block_54Hear 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.

2016 Prop 59: Overturn of Citizens United Act Advisory

  28.10.2016   Bryan   Podcast

block_59Learn 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.

2016 Prop 51: Public School Facility Bonds Initiative

  27.10.2016   Bryan   Podcast

block_51We 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.

2016 Prop 64: Marijuana Legalization

  21.10.2016   Bryan   Podcast

block_64Hear 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.

2016 Prop 55: Extension of the Income Tax Increase

  16.10.2016   Bryan   Podcast

block_55Hear 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.