Expert Panel Discussion: Understanding Prop 31

In October, AARP and the League of Women Voters held an event to discuss four of the 11 propositions -- all which are related to money and taxes -- on the November 6, 2012 California ballot. Panelists were Dr. Steven Wallace, Chair at UCLA's School of Public Health; Dr. Karen Lincoln, Associate Professor at USC's School of Social Work; and Tom Carson, League of Women Voters of Los Angeles. KCET's Val Zavala moderated.

As moderator Val Zavala says, Prop 31 has not received much attention, thanks to its complicated and policy wonkish nature. But, as Robert Greene in the L.A. Times says, it "could be Californians' most important ballot decision." In this video, Val goes over the basics before letting the panel tackle the prop.

For more about Prop 31, read our Cheat Sheet.

About the Author

Zach Behrens is KCET's Director of News, Region and State, working on digital and on-air news products that relate to Southern California and beyond.
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