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The Lincoln Club Endorsements 2018


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July 16, 2018 - Candidate filing begins


August 10, 2018 - Candidate filing deadline


October 3, 2018 - Voter Information Guides delivered to U.S. Post Office


October 9, 2018 - Early voting begins


October 10, 2018 - Mail Ballots delivered to U.S. Post Office


October 22, 2018 - Voter registration deadline


October 30, 2018 - Deadline to apply to vote by mail


November 6, 2018 - Election Day - General Election


November 7, 2018 - Canvass of the Election begins


December 6, 2018 - Deadline to complete the official canvass and certify the results


Judges


• Carol Corrigan ~ YES
• Leondra Kruger ~ NO
• Cynthia Aaron ~ NO
• William Dato ~ NO
• Judith Haller ~ YES
• Richard Huffman ~ YES
• Patricia Guerrero ~ NO
• Patricia Benke ~ YES
• Joan Irion ~ NO
• Richard Fields ~ NO
• Art McKinster ~ YES
• Douglas Miller ~ YES
• Marsha Slough ~ NO
• David Thompson ~ YES
• Thomas Goethals ~ NO
• Raymond Ikola ~ YES


US Congress ~ Paul Cook ~ CA District 8


Governor ~ John Cox

Attorney General ~ Judge Steven Bailey (ret)

Secretary of State ~ Mark Meuser

Controller ~ Konstantinos Roditis

Treasurer ~ Greg Conlon

Insurance Commissioner ~ Steve Poizner

Superindentendent of Public Schools ~ Marshall Tuck

CA Senate ~ Shannon Grove - Dist 16

CA Assembly ~ Chad Mayes - Dist 42


The candidates listed below are endorsed
by the Lincoln Club of the Morongo Basin.


Town of Yucca Valley
• Merl Abel ~ District 3 ~ Incumbent
• Jim Schooler ~ District 1

High Desert Water Agency
• All running un-opposed

City of Twentynine Palms
• Daniel Mintz ~ Disrtict 3 ~ Incumbent
• John Cole ~ Disrtict 4 ~ Incumbent
• McArthur Wright ~ Disrtict 5 ~ Incumbent

Morongo Valley CSD
• All running un-opposed

Morongo Unified School District
• L. Hilary Slotta ~ Trustee Area 4 ~ Incumbent
• Chris Proudfoot ~ Trustee Area 5 ~ Incumbent

Copper Mountain College Trustees
• Eva Kinsman ~ Incumbent
• Liz Meyer ~ Incumbent

Morongo Unified School District
• Measure 'O' General Obligation Bond ~ YES


California Qualified Statewide Ballot Measures information provided by Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State .. Link to Site

Click on the boxes below to learn more about each proposition.

The Lincoln Club leadership has determined a YES ~ NO vote on propositions.

Proposition 1
Housing Programs and Veterans' Loans Bond (2018) - NO

Statewide bond propositions:
Housing Programs and Veterans' Loans Bond (2018)
Proposition 1 would authorize $4 billion in general obligation bonds for housing-related programs, loans, grants, and projects and housing loans for veterans. The measure would distribute bond revenue as follows:

~ $1 billion for the CalVet Home Loan Program, which offers loans to veterans for the purchase of homes, farms, units in cooperative developments, and mobile homes;

~ $1.5 billion for the Multifamily Housing Program (MHP), which offers loans for the construction, rehabilitation, and preservation of rental housing for persons with incomes of 60 percent or below of the area median income;

~ $150 million for the Transit-Oriented Development Implementation Fund, which offers loans and grants to local governments and developers for housing projects near transit stations;

~ $300 million for the Regional Planning, Housing, and Infill Incentive Account, which offers grants for infill infrastructure that supports high-density affordable and mixed-income housing;

~ $150 million for the Home Purchase Assistance Program, which offers loans to low-income and moderate-income homebuyers;

~ $300 million for the Joe Serna, Jr. Farmworker Housing Grant Fund, which offers grants and loans for farmworker housing;

~ $300 million for the Local Housing Trust Matching Grant Program, which offers matching grants to local housing trust funds for "pilot programs to demonstrate innovative, cost-saving approaches to creating or preserving affordable housing;" and

~ $300 million for the Self-Help Housing Fund, which provides forgivable loans for mortgage assistance, the development of multiple home ownership units, and manufactured homes.

Proposition 2
Use Millionaire's Tax Revenue for Homelessness Prevention Housing Bonds Measure (2018) - NO

Legislatively referred state statute:
Use Millionaire's Tax Revenue for Homelessness Prevention Housing Bonds Measure (2018)
The California State Legislature passed legislation to spend revenue from Proposition 63 on revenue bonds for homelessness prevention housing in 2016. The legislation, however, did not go into effect because of pending litigation over whether revenue from the millionaire's tax could be spent on homelessness prevention housing.[2] Unlike general obligation bonds, revenue bonds do not require a public vote in California. Proposition 2 was referred to the ballot because the revenue for the bond would come from a tax that was created through a ballot initiative, Proposition 63. In California, changes to ballot initiatives require a vote of the public.

Proposition 5
Property Tax Transfer Initiative - YES

Combined initiated constitutional amendment and state statute
Property Tax Transfer Initiative

Proposition 5 would amend Proposition 13 (1978) to allow homebuyers who are age 55 or older or severely disabled to transfer the tax-assessed value from their prior home to their new home, no matter (a) the new home's market value; (b) the new home's location in the state; or (c) the number of moves.[1] As of 2018, homebuyers over 55 years of age were eligible to transfer their tax assessments from their prior home to their new home if the new home's market value is equal to or less than the prior home's value and once in their lifetimes. Furthermore, counties, not the state, decide whether tax assessments can be transferred across county lines.

Proposition 6
Voter Approval for Future Gas and Vehicle Taxes and 2017 Tax Repeal Initiative (2018) - YES

initiated constitutional amendment
Voter Approval for Future Gas and Vehicle Taxes and 2017 Tax Repeal Initiative (2018)

2017 Tax Repeal Initiative, is on the ballot in California as an initiated constitutional amendment on November 6, 2018. The ballot initiative would repeal the gas and diesel tax increases and vehicle fees that were enacted in 2017 and require voter approval for fuel tax and vehicle fee increases in the future.

As of 2018, increasing a tax in California requires a two-thirds vote of each state legislative chamber and the governor's signature. Proposition 6 would create the additional step of voter approval (via ballot propositions), along with legislative passage and the governor's signature, to impose, increase, or extend fuel taxes or vehicle fees. The requirement that tax increases receive voter approval would affect taxes and tax rates enacted after January 1, 2017, meaning fuel taxes and vehicle fees that were created or increased in 2017 or 2018 would be repealed. This would have the effect of repealing the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (RRAA), which was narrowly approved by the state legislature in April 2017.

Proposition 10
Local Rent Control Initiative (2018) - NO

California initiated state statute:
Local Rent Control Initiative (2018)

Proposition 10 would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act (Costa-Hawkins), thus allowing local governments to adopt laws and regulations to govern how much landlords can charge tenants for renting apartments and houses.[1] Costa-Hawkins is a state statute that limits the use of rent control in California. Costa-Hawkins provides that cities cannot enact rent control on housing first occupied after February 1, 1995, and housing units where the title is separate from connected units. Costa-Hawkins also provided that landlords have a right to increase rent prices to market rates when a tenant moves out. Prior to the enactment of Costa-Hawkins, local governments were permitted to enact rent control, provided that landlords would receive just and reasonable returns on their rental properties. The California State Legislature passed Costa-Hawkins in 1995.

Proposition 11
Ambulance Employees Paid On-Call Breaks, Training, and Mental Health Services Initiative - NO

California initiated state statute:
Ambulance Employees Paid On-Call Breaks, Training, and Mental Health Services Initiative

Proposition 11 would allow ambulance providers to require workers to remain on-call (reachable by a portable communications device) during meal and rest breaks. The measure would require ambulance providers to pay workers at their regular rate during breaks, not make workers take a meal break during the first or last hour of a shift, and space multiple meal breaks during a shift by at least two hours. If a worker is contacted during a meal or rest break, the initiative would mandate that the interrupted break not be counted towards the breaks the worker is required to receive. The measure would require ambulance providers to manage staffing levels sufficient to provide employees with the required breaks.

The initiative would require ambulance providers to provide ambulance employees, such as paramedics and EMTs, with training related to active shooters and multiple casualties, natural disasters, violence prevention, and mental health. The initiative would also require ambulance providers to provide workers up to 10 paid mental health services per year and, for employers who provide health insurance, health insurance plans that offer long-term mental health services.

Proposition 12
Farm Animal Confinement Initiative (2018) - NO

California initiated state statute:
Farm Animal Confinement Initiative (2018)

In 2008, the Humane Society developed a ballot initiative, titled Proposition 2, to ban the confinement of pregnant pigs, calves raised for veal, and egg-laying hens in a manner that did not allow them to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs. Proposition 2 did not provide specific square feet when defining prohibited confinement. Rather, the size restrictions were based on animal behavior. Opponents, such as the Association of California Egg Farmers, claimed this was too vague. Voters approved Proposition 2, and the law went into effect in 2015.

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