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Editorial: Figuring out California’s 17 ballot propositions: Here are the L.A. Times’ endorsements

California voter guide 2016
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Californians haven’t faced this many state propositions on a single ballot since 2000. There are 17 measures altogether, including a referendum on the plastic bag ban passed two years ago. 

Some of the propositions will be easy for voters to find information about; others, not so much. The Times’ editorial board did extensive research and reporting on the measures before coming up with recommendations. Here they are with links to the full editorials.

Proposition 51 (school bonds): No

Proposition 52 (Medi-Cal hospital fees): Yes

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Proposition 53 (revenue bond voter approval): No

Proposition 54 (legislative transparency): Yes

Proposition 55 (income tax extension): No

Proposition 56 (tobacco tax): Yes

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Proposition 57 (criminal sentencing and parole): Yes

Proposition 58 (bilingual education): Yes

Proposition 59 (Citizens United constitutional amendment): No

Proposition 60 (condom use in adult films): No

Proposition 61 (state prescription drug purchases): No

Proposition 62 (repeal death penalty): Yes

Proposition 63 (gun regulation): Yes

Proposition 64 (marijuana legalization): Yes

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Proposition 65 (carryout bag fees): No

Proposition 66 (accelerate death penalty): No

Proposition 67 (Plastic bag ban referendum): Yes

How to vote on California’s most controversial ballot measures
How you should vote on Proposition 60 On Now
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How you should vote on Propositions 62 and 66 On Now
Video: How you should vote on Propositions 62 and 66
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How you should vote on Proposition 63 On Now
Video: How you should vote on Proposition 63
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How you should vote on Proposition 64 On Now
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How you should vote on Proposition 67 On Now
Video: How you should vote on Proposition 67
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