Secretary of State Assigns Number to March Ballot Measure, Invites Ballot Arguments

Secretary of State Alex Padilla today assigned the proposition number 13 to a proposed $15 billion school and college construction bond. The legislative measure is set to appear on the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary election ballot. He invited interested Californians to submit arguments to be considered for inclusion in the statewide Voter Information Guide.

Four decades after state voters slashed property taxes and set a cap on property tax increases by passing the infamous Prop. 13, the number continues to conjure strong feelings pro and con among California voters, even though many weren’t old enough to vote at the time. Whether that association will affect their view of a new bond measure is an X factor those involved in the election hadn’t anticipated.

The proposition is listed below, along with the Legislative Counsel’s digest and the link to the full text:

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