Handel Voter Guide 2020

Welcome back to your favorite part of any election year....Handel's voting guide!

Every Tuesday from now until the election, he'll be breaking down all 12 propositions on the California ballot, all of which will be uploaded here.

But before we go any further, buckle up for Handel's patented voting guide disclaimer:

"IF YOU USE THIS GUIDE TO VOTE AND USE MY DECISIONS TO DECIDE HOW TO VOTE, YOU'RE FIRED AS A KFI LISTENER AND ARE A MORON....also no animals were harmed in the making of this voter guide."

Now some actual important things to know:

  • This guide will be continuously updated over the next few weeks as we come up to voting day on Tuesday November 3rd.
  • All opinions in this guide are just that...OPINIONS! 
    • If you choose to follow what Bill says....well first off why? And secondly, take it all with a grain of salt and use the actual information we provide to make an informed decision.

And since this election year is unlike any other, because you know....pandemic.....another bit of info to know for those voting by mail:

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. All of California's registered voters will be mailed a ballot no later than 29 days prior to Election Day. Early voting and in-person voting locations will also be available to voters.

Now that that's all settled, let's dive in!


Proposition 14: Stem Cell Research Institute Bond Initiative

What is it?

  • Authorizes $5.5 billion in state general obligation bonds to fund grants from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine to educational, non-profit, and private entities for: stem cell and other medical research, including training; stem cell therapy development and delivery; research facility construction; and associated administrative expenses.
  • Dedicates $1.5 billion to research and therapy for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, epilepsy, and other brain and central nervous system diseases and conditions.
  • Appropriates General Fund moneys to pay bond debt service.
  • Expands programs promoting stem cell and other medical research, therapy development and delivery, and student and physician training and fellowships

Proposition 15: Tax on Commercial and Industrial Properties for Education and Local Government Funding Initiative

What is it?

  • Increases funding for K-12 public schools, community colleges, and local governments by requiring that commercial and industrial real property be taxed based on current market value, instead of purchase price.
  • Exempts from taxation changes: residential properties; agricultural land; and owners of commercial and industrial properties with combined value of $3 million or less.
  • Any additional educational funding will supplement existing school funding guarantees.
  • Exempts small businesses from personal property tax; for other businesses, provides $500,000 exemption.

Listen below to Handel's analysis of the two props and tune in next Tuesday at 9:00am for the next two!

Proposition 16: Repeal Proposition 209 Affirmative Action Amendment (2020)

What is it?

  • Permits government decision-making policies to consider race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin to address diversity by repealing article I, section 31, of the California Constitution, which was added by Proposition 209 in 1996.
  • Proposition 209 generally prohibits state and local governments from discriminating against, or granting preferential treatment to, individuals or groups on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, education, or contracting.
  • Does not alter other state and federal laws guaranteeing equal protection and prohibiting unlawful discrimination

Proposition 17: Voting Rights Restoration for Persons on Parole Amendment (2020)

What is it?

  • Amends state constitution to restore voting rights to persons who have been disqualified from voting while serving a prison term as soon as they complete their prison term


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