California Proposition voting recommendations

YES on 55 (school construction bond) and 56 (cutting back on the supermajority rule so 35% of either house of the legislature can’t bring the state government to a grinding halt).

NO on 57 (extending the line of credit on the state’s credit cards so the the Gropenfurer can continue to pursue credit-card conservatism) and 58 (an additional balanced-budget provision to go with the existing balanced-budget provision the Gubernator wants the $15 billion from 57 to help violate).

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

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  1. Bloggers on Proposition 57

    Monday update:
    Mark Kleiman agrees too: NO on 57 (extending the line of credit on the state's credit cards so the the Gropenfurer can continue to pursue credit-card conservatism)…

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