The 2020 California Ballot Propositions, Explained

We’ll be back in October to explain the arguments behind this year’s twelve Calfornia state propositions. Elections are, by definition, freakin’ fun, and 2020 is no exception, really.

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12 Propositions

Here are some of the juicy decisions you get to make

  • How commercial properties are taxed (that’s a big deal)
  • Whether cities can enact new rent control laws
  • Whether older folks can move with their property tax assessment
  • Whether affirmative action should be legal again
  • Whether Lyft and Uber drivers are independent contractors
  • Whether we should get rid of the cash bail system
  • As if you didn’t think this election wasn’t already a BFD. The ballot is set, and we’re researching it all, so that come October, when you get your mail-in ballot, you can read our summaries to understand the broad set of opinions, dive into the details, and come to your own conclusions.

    P.S. If you’re curious to learn more about any of these props, like right now, ballotpedia is a good and dense place to start.