November’s ballot measures get prop numbers

Secretary of State Debra Bowen just rolled ’em out, and here they are —

Proposition 18: Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010 ($11.1 billion bond measure)

Proposition 19: legalizes recreational marijuana use. (Too bad this wasn’t Prop. 20, as proponents would’ve been able to say they’re “For 20.”)

Proposition 20: adds Congressional reapportionment to the authority of the citizens’ redistricting commission created by Prop. 11 of 2008

Proposition 21: establishes $18 annual vehicle license surcharge to help fund state parks and wildlife programs, with free admission to state parks for all surcharged vehicles

Proposition 22: bars state government from taking, borrowing, shifting or restricting use of tax revenues dedicated by law to fund local government, community redevelopment or transportation projects

Proposition 23: rolls back AB 32, the state’s landmark greenhouse gas emissions law, until the state’s unemployment rate drops to 5.5 percent or less for four consecutive quarters

Proposition 24: repeals recently enacted corporate tax breaks letting businesses carry back losses, share tax credits, and use a sales-based income calculation to lower taxable income.

Proposition 25: reduces legislative vote requirement to pass a budget from two-thirds to a simple majority.

Proposition 26: increases legislative vote requirement to impose state levies and charges from a simple majority to two-thirds.

Proposition 27: eliminates citizens redistricting commission created by Prop. 11 of 2008, putting all reapportionment authority back in the Legislature’s hands.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.