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Are You Prepared for the May 19 Special Election?


Are you prepared for the May 19 special election? We speak to representatives from the campaigns for and against propositions 1A-1F about the budget-related measures on the state ballot.

Maureen Cavanaugh: There's a special election coming up in less than two weeks aimed at getting voter-approval for measures to cover an unexpected multi-billion dollar shortfall in the California budget. Initiatives 1A through 1F are being looked at by many advocacy groups as a package deal: you're either for or against all of the them. Of course, voters may decide to pick and choose among the measures, but there is a connecting theme. All of the initiatives on the May 19 ballot are part of an effort to limit spending, increase revenues or move money around so that California can remain solvent.

My guests this morning will discuss the pros and cons of each of the propositions on the special election ballot.


Ruben Barrales, an advocate for Propositions 1A through 1F, and president and CEO of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce.

Tom Del Beccaro, vice chairman of the California Republican Party, which is opposed to Propositions 1A through 1F.

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