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 1: Should California Sell Bonds to Develop Affordable Housing and Help Veterans and Lower-Income Residents Buy Homes?
This analysis discusses what Proposition 1 would do and how this bond measure fits into the state’s broader effort to promote housing affordability. This analysis also looks at the significant problem of high housing cost burden in our state and its cascading effects on health and well-being.
Proposition 10: Should California Allow Cities to Apply Rent Control Policies to More Rental Housing?
This report discusses Proposition 10, which would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, and looks at potential advantages and disadvantages of the measure for low- and middle-income Californians.
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.