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A Preview Of 2020 Ballot Measures Making Their Way To Voters




The California School and College Facilities Bond is on the ballot in California for 2020.
The California School and College Facilities Bond is on the ballot in California for 2020.
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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.

Guests:

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



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