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Propositions 1, 2, 47 Pass; Propositions 45, 46, 48 Fail

  

Besides approval of the $7.5 billion water bond, California voters said yes to Proposition 2, strengthening the state’s rainy day fund.

They also approved Proposition 47, which will reduce prison overcrowding by changing felonies to misdemeanors for certain nonviolent crimes.

But two propositions dealing with health care were voted down. Proposition 45 would have given California’s Insurance Commissioner the final say on health insurance rate increases. Proposition 46 would have required doctor drug testing, increased damages in medical malpractice suits, and required doctors to check a database before prescribing patients addictive substances.

Voters also rejected Proposition 48, which would have allowed tribal casinos to be built on off-reservation land.

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Amy Quinton

Former Environment Reporter

Amy came to Sacramento from New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) where she was Environment Reporter. Amy has also reported for NPR member stations WFAE in Charlotte, WAMU in Washington D.C. and American Public Media's "Marketplace."  Read Full Bio 

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