On November 6, Californians came out to vote, and with 100 percent of precincts reporting, the results are in with democrats winning almost every single position. Democratic candidate Gavin Newsom, with almost 60 percent of the vote, soundly beat his Republican opponent John H. Cox in the race for the governor. In the race for lieutenant governor, Eleni Kounalakis beat her fellow Democratic candidate Ed Hernandez. In the US Senate election, incumbent Diane Feinstein beat the challenging Democrat Kevin De Leon. For propositions, the gas tax was voted to stay in place with prop 6 failing to pass. The controversial gas tax will still in place because of this, but money will … [Read more...] about California election results
By Erika Aguilar |Staff Writer| After the election, twelve of the seventeen propositions were approved by voters; the other five that failed to do so will have an impact on Californians. Prop. 51 allows California to borrow $9 billion to improve overall education. "I think it's great because money has been taken away from school over the years and it's obvious it has had an affect on this generation," said student Breanne Downey. Prop. 52 guarantees funding for Medi-Cal to help low-income families. "It's great that this prop passed because it helps pay for health care services for children, low income families and seniors who pay for their medical expenses," said student … [Read more...] about California Props; Did we get them right?
By Erika Aguilar |Staff Writer| Six out of eighteen California propositions are due to affect the community, students, and schools near San Bernardino in the upcoming November election. Proposition (Prop.) 51 relates to providing bonds for schools. It would allow California to borrow $9 billion in bonds and thus the money would go to K-12 public schools and community colleges for improvement in overall education, according to BALLOTPEDIA. If successfully passed schools will benefit greatly from this proposition because it will improve education by focusing on construction projects and will expand community colleges allowing more students to attend. Classes would be reduced, … [Read more...] about Six out of eighteen propositions to vote for
By Francisco Villegas |Staff Writer| Education officials want to extend Proposition 30. California Gov. Jerry Brown does not. If passed, Prop 30 would extend the current, voter-approved income tax increase on the wealthiest California residents. Sales and Income Tax Increase Initiative (Prop 30) would tax those who earn more than $250,000 a year. If this proposition is extended the increase in sales tax by 25 percent would continue. Educators support this proposition and want to collect signatures to help Prop 30 get on the November 2016 ballot. If extended, Prop 30 will continue to fund schools and healthcare services with the extra revenue. Gov. Jerry Brown fears that … [Read more...] about Prop 30 extension pushed for by educators
By Robin Alcantara |Staff Writer| California residents re-elected Gov. Jerry Brown for a fourth term on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Brown is the only governor in California to be elected for a fourth term. He won the election over Republican opponent Neel Kashkari. Brown did not run a campaign for his re-election but spent his time, money and effort in getting Propositions 1 and 2 adopted. Proposition 1, also known as “water bond,” passed. It is a $7 billion project aimed to improve California’s water supply infrastructure. Proposition 2, the “Rainy Day Budget,” also passed. This act will amend the state constitution to require a minimum of 1.5 percent of the general fund’s revenue each year as … [Read more...] about Election Day 2014
By Lynn Post |Staff Writer| Students in California believed that Proposition 30 promised no more tuition hikes, but as usual this political mash up has just created confusion about where the money was supposed to go and where it actually went. The voter guide for California has descriptions for each proposition, Proposition 30 has education finally mentioned in the last line promising, “In 2012–13, planned spending reductions, primarily to education programs, would not occur.” According to edSource.org only $2 billion of the $6 billion supposedly collected is actually going to schools in California. The rest will go to, “reducing debt and expanding medical care under the federal … [Read more...] about Prop 30: Not living up to its promises
By, Brenda Acuna |Staff Writer| With less than two weeks until election day, California voters can easily find themselves undecided about which propositions to support. Proposition 37, a measure seeking to label genetically engineered food in California, is just one of the many propositions on this November’s ballot. If the proposal passes, it would require labeling on raw or processed food if made from plants or animals with genetic material altered in specific ways. The measure would also forbid such foods from being marketed as “natural,” “naturally made,” and “all natural” in labeling and advertising of foods. Alejandro Rivera, a sophomore at CSUSB says he favors the proposal … [Read more...] about Proposition 37 Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food
By Omar Guzman |Staff Writer| Along with many other cities in America, San Bernardino has long since fallen victim to corruption. San Bernardino County Chairwoman, Josie Gonzales, has proposed new reform policies to lessen the continuing threat of government corruption, starting with her own district. “Corruption has always been present in any organization and it is our job to recognize that we must be vigilant and fight against it,” said Gonzales. According to a County of San Bernardino news release, Gonzales is restructuring her office and realigning her budget in anticipation of the elimination of board discretionary funds. The immediate result is a one-third reduction of her … [Read more...] about Chairwoman counters corruption