Election Contests and Ballot Measures

June 5, 2012 California Republican President ONLY Primary


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US President (California Primary) Republican Party
Compare the candidates
Newt Gingrich - R
Mitt Romney - R
Rick Santorum - R
Ron Paul - R
Rick Perry - R
Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. - R
Michele Bachmann - R
Buddy Roemer - R
Gary Johnson - L
Referendums and Ballot Measures
Proposition 28 - Limits on Legislators' Terms in Office
Reduces the total amount of time a person may serve in the state legislature from 14 years to 12 years. Allows a person to serve a total of 12 years either in the Assembly, the Senate, or a combination of both. Applies only to legislators first elected after the measure is passed. Provides that legislators elected before the measure is passed continue to be subject to existing term limits. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: No direct fiscal effect on state or local governments.
Proposition 29 - Imposes Additional Tax on Cigarettes for Cancer Research
Imposes additional five cent tax on each cigarette distributed ($1.00 per pack), and an equivalent tax increase on other tobacco products, to fund cancer research and other specified purposes. Requires tax revenues be deposited into a special fund to finance research and research facilities focused on detecting, preventing, treating, and curing cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and other tobacco-related diseases, and to finance prevention programs. Creates nine-member committee charged with administering the fund. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Increase in new cigarette tax revenues of about $855 million annually by 2011- 12, declining slightly annually thereafter, for various health research and tobacco-related programs. Increase of about $45 million annually to existing health, natural resources, and research programs funded by existing tobacco taxes. Increase in state and local sales taxes of about $32 million annually.
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