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California Voters Reject Prop 53, Pass Prop 66

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Voters cast their November 2016 presidential election ballots at a polling place in Sacramento's Pocket neighborhood.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Two weeks after Election Day, the Associated Press has called the final two unresolved California ballot measures.

Voters rejected Proposition 53, which would have required voter approval for any project paid for with $2 billion or more in revenue bonds. It's a victory for Gov. Jerry Brown, who invested his own campaign funds to defeat the initiative backed by a wealthy Delta farmer who opposes a large water project.

Meanwhile, Californians have passed Proposition 66, which seeks to expedite the death penalty process by -- among other things -- placing time limits on legal appeals. However, the measure still faces a legal challenge filed by opponents of capital punishment two days after the election. A separate initiative that would have abolished the death penalty in California failed.

Here's a measure-by-measure look at the results:

Prop. 51 - K-12 And Community College Funding Bond: PASSED

Prop. 52 - Private Hospital Fees For Medi-Cal: PASSED

Proposition 53 - Voter Approval of Revenue Bonds: FAILED

Proposition 54 - Legislation and Proceedings and the Legislature: PASSED

Proposition 55 - Tax Extension for Education and Healthcare: PASSED

Proposition 56 - Cigarette Tax: PASSED

Proposition 57 - Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing: PASSED

Proposition 58 - English Language Education: PASSED

Proposition 59 - Campaign Finance: Voter Instruction: PASSED

Proposition 60 - Adult Film Condom Requirements: FAILED

Proposition 61 - State Prescription Drug Purchase Standards: FAILED

Proposition 62 - Death Penalty Elimination: FAILED

Proposition 63 - Firearms and Ammunition Sales: PASSED

Proposition 64 - Marijuana Legalization: PASSED

Proposition 65 - Carry-out Bag Charges: FAILED

Proposition 66 -  Changes Death Penalty Procedures: PASSED

Proposition 67 - Referendum on State Law Banning Single-use Plastic Bags: PASSED (the statewide ban is upheld)

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