On Thursday, 12 final propositions met the deadline to cement a spot on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Californians now have four months to decide how to cast their votes on initiatives ranging from approving $16 billion in new borrowing for housing, water and hospital measures, to splitting the Golden State into three. Propositions for cage-free eggs and slashing the gas tax have also made the ballot.
But two prominent initiatives are missing from the mix: the push for sweeping data privacy rights by the group Californians for Consumer Privacy, and the initiative to limit state taxes, which was backed by companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi to halt health-driven soda taxes popping up throughout the country.
That’s because the California State Legislature passed two bill-versions of the initiatives just hours before the Thursday deadline to withdraw.
The new legislation is seen as a major compromise between initiative proponents, business interests and lawmakers.
We check in on Sacramento for the latest.
Dan Walters, long-time CA politics observer with CALmatters, a nonprofit public interest publication