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California voters had to make choices on many races Tuesday. On every ballot in the state were 11 propositions, including a repeal of the gas tax, ending daylight saving time and rent control on residential properties.
As of 11:27 a.m. Wednesday, all precincts were in and six of the measures were approved. Californians voted to ditch daylight saving time, compel ranchers to raise cage-free hens and continue funding a $52 billion transportation program with new taxes and fees.
Here’s a look at the propositions. All summary information is from the California Secretary of State Voter Guide.
1: Affordable housing bonds
Summary: Authorizes $4 billion in general obligation bonds for existing affordable housing programs for low-income residents, veterans, farmworkers, manufactured and mobile homes, infill and transit-oriented housing.
How it stands: With 54.1 percent of voters saying yes, it has passed.
2: Housing for homeless mentally ill
Summary: Amends Mental Health Services Act to fund No Place Like Home Program, which finances housing for individuals with mental illness. Ratifies existing law establishing the No Place Like Home Program.
How it stands: Passed, with 61.1 percent of voters approving the measure.
3: Water bonds
Summary: Authorizes $8.877 billion in state general obligation bonds for various infrastructure projects. It would follow water bonds that voters approved in June of this year, in 2014, in 2006 and in 2002.
How it stands: It was defeated, with 52.3 percent of voters rejecting it.
4: Hospital bonds
Summary: Authorizes $1.5 billion in bonds to fund grants for construction, expansion, renovation, and equipping of 11 children’s hospitals. The hospitals and Salesforce Chief Executive Marc Benioff raised $11.5 million to support the measure.
How it stands: Passed with 60.6 percent of voters approving it.
5: Property taxes
Summary: Backed by the state’s real estate industry, this measure would expand a property tax break for older homeowners.
How it stands: Failed, with 58.1 percent of voters rejected.
6: Gas tax
Summary: Repeals a 2017 transportation law’s 12 cent per gallon gas tax and vehicle fees designated for road repairs and public transportation.
How it stands: Californians will continue paying the gas tax. The initiative to repeal it failed with 55.1 percent of voters rejecting it.
7: Daylight saving time
Summary: Gives Legislature ability to change daylight saving time, if changes are consistent with federal law.
How it stands: Passed. Changing the clock twice a year could become a thing of the past in California, with 59.9 percent of voters supporting the measure.
8: Dialysis clinics
Summary: This union-backed initiative would have restricted profits for the companies that manage kidney dialysis clinics. It aimed to compel them to hire more employees.
How it stands: Failed, with 61.6 percent of voters rejecting it. Two major dialysis companies led a $111 million campaign to defeat the measure.
10: Rent control
Summary: Repeals state law that restricts the scope of rent control policies that cities and other local jurisdictions may impose on residential property.
How it stands: Failed, with 61.7 percent of voters opposing rent control.
11: Ambulance employees
Summary: Allows ambulance companies to require that emergency medical technicians remain on call during breaks.
How it stands: Passed, with 59.4 percent of voters supporting it.
12: Farm animals
Summary: Requires that ranchers raise only cage-free hens by 2022, and establishes new living space requirements for calves and pigs.
How it stands: Passed, with 61 percent of voters supporting it.
Wondering why there was no Proposition 9? It was the Three Californias plan that the California Supreme Court ruled in August to keep off the ballot.