The 2020 election is still over a year away, but now is a critical time for proponents of ballot measures to raise money and collect signatures, according to the L.A. Times.
Four items have met the qualifications so far, including a property tax, a referendum on bail and an initiative on parole. Governor Newsom also just approved a $15 billion bond for school construction and modernization.
Other ballot measures still need to gather strength (well, cash) to make it to voters, including a measure on rent control and medical malpractice. Others still are just rumored—Uber, DoorDash and Lyft have dedicated $90 million to challenge AB 5, but the proposal itself hasn’t materialized. Today on AirTalk we take a look at the measures making their way to your ballot.
Marisa Lagos, politics correspondent for KQED public radio in San Francisco
Dan Walters, long-time California politics observer with CALmatters, a nonprofit public interest publication