Through California’s system of ballot propositions, voters are asked to decide a range of policy questions, sometimes with a significant impact on how the state raises and spends tax revenues. The Budget Center’s analysis of ballot measures helps foster a greater understanding of their implications for state policy, public investment, and people and communities.
Proposition 6: Should Californians Eliminate Recently Enacted Funding for Road Repairs and Transportation Infrastructure?
Proposition 6 would eliminate taxes and fees that California enacted in 2017 to fund transportation infrastructure. This Issue Brief examines Prop. 6, which will appear on the November 6, 2018 statewide ballot, and discusses what the measure would mean for California.
Proposition 55: Should California Maintain Higher Taxes on the Wealthiest to Fund Education, Health Care, and Other Services?
This Issue Brief examines Prop. 55, which appeared on the November 8, 2016 statewide ballot. This brief highlights the impact that Prop. 55 would have on state revenues and funding for public services.
Proposition 57: Should Voters Provide State Officials With New Flexibility to Reduce the Prison Population?
This Issue Brief examines Prop. 57’s provisions and its possible impact on the state’s prison population.