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In The Know: State propositions to appear on November ballot

Kaelyn Blizzard, Staff Writer

October 1, 2016

Proposition 51 - School Bonds: A YES votes provides a total of $9 billion in bonds (federal money borrowed and paid back over time) to help support K-12 schools ($7 billion) and community colleges ($2 billion). A NO votes means that this large sum of bonds would not be borrowed. Reasons for a NO vote: borrowing the bonds would...

Proposition 34: Sends wrong message to criminals

Brittany Patrick, Connection Staff

October 31, 2012

Every life is invaluable. No life is more or less important than another. Life is gift to be cherished and the taking of a life is wrong and selfish. What would you say to the families whose loved ones have been put into the ground too soon? To the parents who have buried their children? That their loved ones are not ...

Proposition 34 just makes sense for California

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

October 31, 2012

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Both are sayings that we are familiar with and commonly use ourselves. But what if you were given a chance to put your money where your mouth is? Proposition 34 asks Californians to repeal the death penalty as the maximum punishment for...

Prop 34 could end the death penalty

Jonathan Rich, Connection Staff

October 18, 2012

California is one of the 33 states that currently authorizes the death penalty . California currently has 725 people on death row whose sentences will be replaced with life in prison without parole if Proposition 34 is approved, according to the official voters guide. Proposition 34, titled the “Death Penalty Initiative...

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