The California Farm Bureau, along with many ag groups in the state, has shown strong opposition to Proposition 15, a split-roll measure on property taxes. The November ballot will offer voters a dozen measures in all, with the Farm Bureau taking positions on all but five.
The bureau supports Prop. 20 on increasing penalties for certain theft-related crimes and opposes Prop. 25 to abolish the state’s cash-bail system. Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson (above) said the measures would “reinforce protection for rural and urban communities alike.”
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“Theft, vandalism, trespassing and other crimes remain chronic and growing problems in rural California,” he said.
The bureau is opposing measures to allow felons on parole to vote and 17 year olds to vote in primaries. It is also encouraging farmers to vote against an expansion on rent control.