One week from today, California voters will be deciding the fate of seven state ballot propositions, local measures, and a variety of federal, state and local races.
Voter’s Choice Act counties began opening voting centers on October 29, and many more counties are scheduled to open early voting centers this week. To find out where you can register to vote, vote early or drop off a vote-by-mail ballot, click here.
For more information on voting, visit the California Secretary of State’s website at https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections.
Vote ‘No’ on Prop. 29 and Prop. 30
This election, the California Chamber of Commerce is opposing two ballot measures:
- Proposition 29: This measure would require dialysis clinics to maintain, at the dialysis clinic’s expense, at least one licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant on site during all times that in-center dialysis patients are being treated; and
- Proposition 30: This measure proposes to raise the tax on personal income above $2 million by 1.75 percentage points to subsidize zero-emission vehicles and charging stations.
The CalChamber opposes Proposition 29 because it would dramatically increase costs, which will be passed on to all Californians in the form of higher insurance premiums and higher taxes for government-sponsored health care.
Moreover, the physician on-site requirement is unnecessary given that dialysis treatment is prescribed by a patient’s personal physician and administered by specially trained nephrology nurses and patient care technicians.
Read why 21 newspapers across California are urging voters to vote No on Prop. 29.
California has the highest personal income tax rate in the country at 13.3%, while Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming do not impose any income tax. In 2019, the top 8% of income taxpayers paid 75% of the state’s personal income tax (PIT) revenue. In the 2022 budget year, PIT revenue will account for nearly two-thirds of all state General Fund revenues.
The CalChamber opposes Proposition 30 because layering more taxes on top of the current PIT rate of 13.3% will inevitably drive more high earners out of the state and decrease General Fund dollars.
Read why 18 newspapers across the state are urging Californians to vote No on Prop. 30.