Californians didn't like five of the nine propositions they
voted on this election.
Among the measures they approved was Proposition 25, which
establishes that only a simple majority is needed in the
legislature to pass a state budget. Until now, it took a two-thirds
But Californians also passed Prop 26 that makes it harder to
introduce certain fees, and therefore harder to pass a
Voters widely approved Prop 22 - that one prohibits the state
from borrowing money from local governments to balance its
They also approved Proposition 20, which expands the power of
the Citizens Redistricting commission to draw Congressional
districts. Conversely, they turned down a measure to scrap the
They also rejected a measure to legalize recreational use of
marijuana, and another that would have suspended the state's
greenhouse gas emissions standards.
And they turned down two other tax related initiatives.