LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — California voters took to the polls and decided upon the following state and county measures Tuesday:
PROPOSITION 1: APPROVED
Amid California’s drought, voters appear to have approved the spending of $7.5 billion on water projects, according to the Associated Press.
PROPOSITION 2: APPROVED
According to the Associated Press, voters appear to have approved an overhaul of the state’s rainy day fund. Proposition 2 will require the state to save 1.5 of its annual revenue, half of the current requirement.
PROPOSITION 45: DEFEATED
Voters appear to have defeated Proposition 45, a measure that would allow the insurance commissioner to veto health premiums, according to the Associated Press.
PROPOSITION 46: DEFEATED
According to the Associated Press, voters have soundly defeated an attempt to raise California’s cap on medical malpractice damage awards. The measure would have also required drug testing of doctors and a review of a statewide prescription before prescribing controlled substances.
PROPOSITION 47: APPROVED
The Associated Press reports that Proposition 47, a measure aimed at reducing penalties for lower-level drug and property crimes, appears to have been approved. The lesser sentence will be inapplicable to those with prior convictions for either serious or violent crimes, as well as, registered sex offenders.
PROPOSITION 48: DEFEATED
According to the Associated Press, voters appear to have rejected a ballot measure that had asked voters to approve or reject a law passed by the state Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown allowing the North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians to build a Las Vegas-style casino with up to 2,000 slot machines nearly 40 miles from its reservation.
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