The Burbank Tribune (Grandpa White's newspaper in the 1920's)

The times they are a changin’, but for the better? | November 7, 2012

My, things have changed!

Legalized pot, legalized gay marriage, a lot of moral issues. Sad fact is though, that people still are unhappy. There is more drug addiction now, heroin addiction in California and Florida, Methamphetamine addiction in places like Salina Kansas. Marijuana addiction in de Nile! Divorce, single parent homes, more people on welfare, regulations intended to regulate the ‘porn industry’, gambling casino’s abound so that states can bring in money (instead of production “MADE IN AMERICA”  type jobs). Debt is overwhelming, public and private. Marriage is down, having children is down, abortion is up. There are more people now over 60 than there are people under 5, how’s that going to work later?

One thing for sure, there are going to be more jobs for Psychologists and Psychiatrists and Drug and Alcohol Counselors! That is if the ‘State’ can afford to pay for them? This blog is dedicated to my Grandfather White, him and Grandma White attended a Presbyterian church when they were alive. For all of you who think they have a calling to be a Pastor, I’m betting that there will be a lot of those needed these next few years also!

There used to be what we called, “Horse Sense” or “Common Sense”, now we have a lot of No or Non-Sense.

Take a look at the amount of regulations that were supposedly needed in 1960, then compare the regulations that are supposedly needed in 2012.


California 1960 ballot propositions


Eighteen statewide ballot propositions were on the 1960 ballot in California.

1960 was the first year that votes on California’s ballot propositions took place in the state’s June primary as well as during the November general election. In 2011, the practice of having ballot propositions on primary election ballots was eliminated when Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 202.[1]


On the ballot

June 7:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Bonds $400 million bond for loans for homes for state veterans Approved
LRCA Proposition 2 Bonds $300 million for water projects Approved
LRCA Proposition 3 Bonds Bond issues can go on direct primary ballot if 2/3rds of state legislature so directs Approved

November 8:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Proposition 1 Bonds $1.75 billion for water projects Approved
LRCA Proposition 2 Elections Set length of terms of members of Assembly at four years Defeated
LRCA Proposition 3 Veterans Disabled veteran entitled to $5,000 exemption may transfer exemption to subsequently acquired home Approved
LRCA Proposition 4 Education Term not to exceed eight years for members of agencies overseeing the State College System of California Approved
LRCA Proposition 5 Salaries Compensation of state legislators Defeated
LRCA Proposition 6 Taxes How non-profit golf courses are assessed for purposes of taxation Approved
LRSS Proposition 7 Healthcare Various changes to the Chiropractic Initiative Act of 1922 Approved
LRCA Proposition 8 Elections Prohibit those convicted of felony from voting “during punishment therefor” Defeated
LRCA Proposition 9 Local governance Procedures governing claims against chartered counties, cities and counties, and cities Approved
LRCA Proposition 10 Judiciary Create Commission on Judicial Qualifications Approved
LRCA Proposition 11 Veterans Residency requirements to be eligible to obtain California’s tax benefits for veterans Approved
LRCA Proposition 12 Constitution Remove obsolete and superseded provisions from the California Constitution Approved
LRCA Proposition 13 Judiciary District Courts of Appeal to have appellate jurisdiction of municipal and justice court cases Approved
LRCA Proposition 14 Finance Street and highway funds may be used for local grade crossing bonds Defeated
CICA Proposition 15 Redistricting California State Senate reapportionment Defeated


See also: Colorado 1960 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Issue 3 Environment Creates wildlife management departments Defeated
CISS Issue 4 Admin. of gov’t. Establishing Daylight Savings Time Defeated
CICA Issue 6 Taxes Power to counties, cities and towns to impose a local tax Defeated
CICA Issue 7 Admin. of gov’t Authorizing the Governor and Senate to exclude certain administrative officers from civil service Defeated


See also: Maine 1960 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Maine Continuity of Government When Under Enemy Attack Amendment (1960) War Provide for continuity of government in case of attack. Approved


See also: Nevada 1960 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Legislative Session Measure State legislature Requires the state legislature to have a regular session once every two years, on odd-numbered years, instead of annually Approved


On the ballot

See also: 2012 ballot measures

June 5:

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Proposition 28 Term limits Limit of 8 years (senate)/6 years (assembly) replaced with 12-year limit on combined service Approved
CISS Proposition 29 Taxes Increase the tax on cigarettes to fund cancer research Defeated

November 6:

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Proposition 30 Taxes Jerry Brown’s Tax Increase (revenues for general fund and education) Approved
CICA/SS Proposition 31 State budget Two-Year Budget Cycle Defeated
CISS Proposition 32 Labor Ban on corporate and union contributions to state and local candidates Defeated
CISS Proposition 33 Insurance Car insurance rates can be based on a person’s history of insurance coverage (“persistency discounts”) Defeated
CISS Proposition 34 Death penalty “End the Death Penalty” Defeated
CISS Proposition 35 Law enforcement Increased Penalties for Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery Approved
CISS Proposition 36 Law enforcement Modification of the “Three Strikes” Law Approved
CISS Proposition 37 Regulations Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Defeated
CISS Proposition 38 Taxes Molly Munger’s State Income Tax Increase for Education Defeated
CISS Proposition 39 Taxes Income Tax Increase for Multistate Businesses Approved
VR Proposition 40 Redistricting Referendum on the State Senate Redistricting Plan Approved


Note that initiative sponsors sometimes file multiple versions of what is essentially the same ballot initiative with the Attorney General of California. Each version is given its own summary date and circulation date. This means that while the circulation deadline may come and go on one version of the initiative without signatures being filed, the initiative itself may still be alive, if its sponsors are pinning their hopes on a later version of the initiative with a deadline farther in the future.

Type Identifying # Description
CISS #10-0004 Public fund investments prohibited in businesses that do business with Israel
CICA #10-0018 Parental notification required prior to minor’s abortion
CICA #10-0019 No divorces
CISS #10-0020 Public fund investments prohibited in businesses that do business with Israel
CISS #10-0021 Require mortgage lenders to reduce mortgage balances to current fair market value of property
CICA #10-0022 Speech based on “biblical authority” granted absolute first amendment speech protections
CISS #10-0023 Requires law enforcement personnel to investigate immigration status of possible illegal immigrants
CISS #10-0024 Electoral college votes determined by presidential vote in congressional districts
CISS #11-0001 “Election Day Holiday Act”
CISS #11-0003 “Article V Convention”
CICA #11-0005 “Save Our Secret Ballot in California Act”
CICA #11-0006 “California Deficit Prevention Act”
CICA #11-0007 “Public Employee Pension Reform Act”
CISS #11-0008 “The Nuclear Waste Act of 2011”
CICA #11-0009 “Best Practices Budget Accountability Act”
#11-0010 Qualified for the ballot
CISS #11-0011 “Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act”
CISS #11-0012 No CalWORKS Benefits for Children of Undocumented Immigrants
#11-0013 Qualified for the ballot
CICA #11-0014 “Foreclosure Modification Amendment”
CICA #11-0015 Parental Notification Before Minor’s Abortion
CICA #11-0016 Parental Notification Before Minor’s Abortion
CICA #11-0018 Public Pension and Retirement Systems Required to Invest in California Businesses
VR #11-0019 The “Amazon Sales Tax” Referendum
CICA #11-0020 “End Public Sector Bargaining Act”
CICA #11-0021 “Tax Public Pensions Above $100,000 Per Year Act”
CICA #11-0022 “Raise Public Pension Retirement Ages Act”
VR #11-0023 Non-Discrimination Requirements for School Material, Repeal of SB 48
VR #11-0024 $150 Fire Prevention Fee
VR #11-0025 Redevelopment Agencies
CISS #11-0026 “Pension Solvency Act”
CISS #11-0027 Purchase of State and Local Materials
#11-0028 Qualified for the ballot
CISS #11-0029 No Special Benefits for Incumbents, Officials or Candidates Initiative
CISS #11-0030 Incumbents, Officials and Candidates Not Allowed to Favor Large Donors
CISS #11-0031 Politicians Made Personally Liable for Unscrupulous Behavior
CISS #11-0032 Cap on Retirement Benefits for Government Officials and Advisors
CISS #11-0033 Tax on Oil
#11-0035 Qualified for the ballot
VR #11-0036 Referendum on the U.S. Congress Redistricting Plan
CICA #11-0037 Parental Notification Before Minor’s Abortion
CICA #11-0038 Parental Notification Before Minor’s Abortion
CISS #11-0039 Regulate Marijuana Like Wine
CISS #11-0040 Reduced Marijuana Penalties
CICA #11-0041 Define human personhood as beginning at moment of conception
CISS #11-0042 Rules governing disposal of nuclear waste
CICA/SS #11-0043 Eliminate Environmental Protection Laws and Agencies
CISS #11-0044 Tax on oil to fund education
CISS #11-0045 Tax on prescriptions of controlled substances
CISS #11-0046 “Repeal Cannabis Prohibition Act”
VR #11-0047 Referendum on SB 202
CICA #11-0048 Parental Notification Before Minor’s Abortion
CICA #11-0049 Parental Notification Before Minor’s Abortion
VR #11-0050 Referendum on AB 131, the Non-Resident Tuition Act
CICA #11-0051 Tax on California Oil and Gas
CISS #11-0052 “Repeal the Dills Act”
CISS #11-0053 Initiative to Require State Law Enforcement Officers to Enforce Federal Immigration Laws
CICA #11-0054 Regulation of Corporations
VR #11-0055 Referendum on AB 1236, the Prohibition on Use of E-Verify Act
CISS #11-0056 Concealed Carry for Firearms
#11-0057 Qualified for the ballot
CICA #11-0058 Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry
#11-0059 Qualified for the ballot
CISS #11-0060 Variety of Rules and Regulations on Health Insurers
CICA #11-0061 Guarantee of Sales Tax Allocations to Local Governments
CISS #11-0062 Online K-12 Education, College Preparatory Courses
CICA #11-0063, 64 Pension Reform
CISS #11-0065 State Police Required to Enforce Federal Immigration Laws
CICA #11-0066 No Benefits for Part-Time Local Officials
CICA #11-0067 Very Significant Expansion in Size of State Legislature
#11-0068 Qualified for the ballot
CICA #11-0069 State Legislature Must Be 50% Female
CISS #11-0070 Approval of Healthcare Insurance Rate Changes
#11-0072 Signatures submitted, but too late for the 2012 ballot
CISS #11-0073 Marijuana Legalization
CISS #11-0074 Repeal Non-Discrimination Requirements for School Instruction
CISS #11-0075 Permit Parents to Excuse Children from Instruction in Social Sciences and Family Life
CICA #11-0076, 77 Parental Notification Before Minor’s Abortion
CICA #11-0078 Pollution Producers To Pay for Pollution Mitigation
CICA #11-0079 Fees on Pollution Producers to Pay for Mitigation
#11-0080 Qualified for the ballot
CISS #11-0081 Charity Care Provided by Non-Profit Hospitals
CISS #11-0082 Limit on Prices Set by Private Hospitals
CISS #11-0083 Repeal of Non-Discrimination Requirements for School Instruction
CICA #11-0084 Elimination of California High Speed Rail Authority
CISS #11-0085 Repeals Non-Discrimination Requirements for School Instruction
CICA/SS #11-0086 Tuition & Fees at California Colleges Paid by Taxpayers, Not Students
CICA #11-0087 Tax Assessment Required of Most Commercial Property Every Three Years
CISS #11-0089 Payment of State Income Tax by Undocumented Workers
CICA #11-0090 Jerry Brown’s (First) Tax Increase Proposal
CISS #11-0091 “Millionaire’s Tax”
CICA #11-0092 Government Spending Limits
CISS #11-0093 “Children Learning Accurate Social Science”
CISS #11-0094 “Protection from Transnational Gangs” Initiative
CICA #11-0095 Part-Time Legislature/Two-Year Budget Cycle Initiative
CISS #11-0096 Tax on Oil; Revenues to Higher Education
CISS #11-0097 “Corporate Political Accountability” Initiative
CISS #11-0098 Regulation and Taxation of Medical Marijuana Industry
#11-0099 Qualified for the ballot
#11-0100 Qualified for the ballot
CICA #12-0001 Jerry Brown’s (First) Tax Increase Proposal
CICA #12-0002 Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Vets
CICA #12-0003 “Corporations Are Not People”
CISS #12-0004 “Stop the $100 Billion Bullet Train to Nowhere”
CISS #12-0005 Medical Marijuana Patient Access and Associations
CICA #12-0006 “Public Postsecondary Student Tuition and Fees”
CICA #12-0007 “Government Spending Limit” Initiative
#12-0009 Qualified for the ballot

Legislative referrals

This is a list of some proposals that members of the California State Legislature had introduced as potential statewide ballot propositions. However, none of these propositions ultimately qualified for the ballot.[5]

Type Title Subject Description
Advisory AB 78 Immigration Create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants
LRCA SCA 5 Elections Reduce threshold required to pass parcel taxes from 2/3rds to 55%
LRCA ACA 6 I&R Ballot initiatives to spend money must identify where money would come from
LRCA SCA 7 Admin of gov’t Public bodies required to post agendas and disclose any actions taken in meetings

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