Election Special 2014: Prop 1, Prop 45, Prop 46, Prop 47
On November 4, Californians will do a lot more than help choose the next Congress. The state's election ballot is jam-packed with complicated propositions covering everything from the water we drink, to the doctors we trust, to the people we lock up.
This special election edition of "SoCal Connected" will help sort through the pros and cons of each of the major propositions on the ballot with help from experts who've been tracking the battles.
We'll focus on four of the major initiatives: Prop 47 aims to lower the penalties for certain crimes; Prop 46 orders drug testing for doctors and increases malpractice jury awards; Prop 45 empowers the insurance commissioner to control healthcare costs, and Prop 1 authorizes more than $7 billion in bonds to pay for water projects across California.
Guests include: Frank Gilliam, dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs; Fernando Guerra, director of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University; Seema Mehta, political writer for the Los Angeles Times; and Jill Stewart, managing editor of L.A. Weekly.