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Los Angeles Times Editorial: Proposition 8 Isn’t About Dialysis Care, It’s About Punishing Non-Unionized Clinics. Vote No

September 26, 2018 | Los Angeles Times | by Los Angeles Times Editorial Board

Proposition 8 is a truly odd duck: a proposal that ostensibly seeks to improve dialysis treatment and cut its cost, yet which is opposed by the National Kidney Foundation, the Renal Support Network and other major advocacy groups for dialysis patients. That’s because these groups worry that Proposition 8, which would cap revenues at dialysis

San Francisco Chronicle Editorial: A Measure That Does Not Belong on the State Ballot — The Chronicle Recommends: No on California Prop. 8

September 9, 2018 | San Francisco Chronicle | by San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Board

Proposition 8, which would limit the profits of kidney dialysis clinics, is an example of a special interest trying to obtain from the ballot box what it could not achieve through other processes. In this case, the measure was brought by a labor union, SEIU-UHW West, that has been frustrated in its efforts to organize

San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial: Proposition 8: Vote No on Cynical Union Power Play

September 11, 2018 | San Diego Union-Tribune | by San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board

Let’s be blunt: Voters should reject Proposition 8 on Nov. 6. It would limit the profits of kidney dialysis clinics on the spurious grounds someone somewhere needs to force owners to spend more on “direct patient care and health-care improvements.” Help dialysis patients? It could lead to the closure of an unknown number of dialysis

Orange County Register Editorial: Vote no on Prop. 8, a threat to dialysis patients

October 23, 2018 | Orange County Register | by Editorial Board

On the surface, Proposition 8 looks like a well-intended measure seeking to improve dialysis patient care. But upon even the most cursory of reviews, the measure is revealed to be nothing more than a cynical attempt by a labor union to accomplish what it couldn’t through the Legislature. The measure, backed by the Service Employees

La Opinión Editorial: No to Proposition 8!

September 14, 2018 | La Opinión | by La Opinión Editorial Board

Proposition 8 seeks to make important changes to modify the regulation of the approximately 588 dialysis clinics in California. Dialysis treatment is vital for the survival of the patient who has an extremely serious kidney disease. It requires three visits a week to a specialized clinic. Each one of up to almost four hours, in

Sacramento Bee Editorial: On Propositions 8 and 11, Vote to Protect Patient Safety

September 12, 2018 | Sacramento Bee | by Sacramento Bee Editorial Board

If California voters focus on protecting patients, two labor-related measures on the statewide Nov. 6 ballot are both clear calls. We recommend a “no” vote on Proposition 8 and a “yes” vote on Proposition 11. Proposition 8, which would limit revenues at nearly 600 outpatient dialysis clinics, is another power play by SEIU-United Healthcare Workers

Santa Rosa Press Democrat Editorial: An Abuse of the Initiative System

September 12, 2018 | Santa Rosa Press Democrat | by Santa Rosa Press Democrat Editorial Board

Proposition 8 is nothing short of an abuse of California’s initiative process, which allows anyone with enough money to put a proposed law on the ballot. This initiative is designed to punish dialysis clinic operators who have resisted union efforts to organize their employees. Voters shouldn’t play along. We don’t have a position on whether

San Jose Mercury News Editorial: Reject Prop. 8, Capping Kidney Dialysis Firms’ Profits

August 23, 2018 | San Jose Mercury News | by San Jose Mercury News Editorial Board

California has a long history of propositions gone awry. Proposition 8 provides a classic example of a ballot measure that has no business being decided by California voters. The complex initiative designed to regulate the dialysis industry is better suited for the Legislature, where the wording of new laws can be thoroughly vetted and easily

Fresno Bee Editorial: On Propositions 8 and 11, Vote to Protect Patient Safety

September 13, 2018 | Fresno Bee | by Fresno Bee Editorial Board

If California voters focus on protecting patients, two labor-related measures on the statewide Nov. 6 ballot are both clear calls. The Bee recommends a “no” vote on Proposition 8 and a “yes” vote on Proposition 11. Proposition 8, which would limit revenues at nearly 600 outpatient dialysis clinics, is a power play by SEIU-United Healthcare

Bakersfield Californian Editorial: We recommend: Fix our roads, deliver clean, abundant water

September 30, 2018 | Bakersfield Californian | by Bakersfield Californian

There’s a little something to interest, or concern, just about everyone on the November ballot of statewide propositions — initiatives affecting the homeless, mentally ill, seniors, dialysis patients, animal lovers, you name it. But the big attention-getter will be Proposition 6, the effort to repeal the gas tax that the Legislature passed and Gov. Jerry

Santa Cruz Sentinel Editorial: No on Proposition 8, Regulating Dialysis Clinics’ Profits

October 13, 2018 | Santa Cruz Sentinel | by Santa Cruz Sentinel Editorial Board

Proposition 8, which would limit the profits of kidney dialysis clinics, is yet another in a long line of ballot measures that should never have been put before voters. This one involves a special interest — a labor union — trying to obtain from the ballot box what it could not achieve through the legislative

San Bernardino Sun Editorial: Vote no on Prop. 8, a threat to dialysis patients

October 23, 2018 | San Bernardino Sun | by Editorial Board

On the surface, Proposition 8 looks like a well-intended measure seeking to improve dialysis patient care. But upon even the most cursory of reviews, the measure is revealed to be nothing more than a cynical attempt by a labor union to accomplish what it couldn’t through the Legislature. The measure, backed by the Service Employees

Napa Valley Register Editorial: Our View: A Look at the State Ballot Initiatives

October 13, 2018 | Napa Valley Register | by Napa Valley Register Editorial Board

Napa County voters will be confronted by a series of measures on the fall ballot, ranging from the silly to the deadly serious. A number of local and state initiatives deal with building affordable housing and controlling the cost of existing housing. We will deal with those in a future editorial. In the meantime, we

Marin Independent Journal Editorial: IJ’s recommendations on state propositions

October 17, 2018 | Marin Independent Journal | by Marin Independent Journal Editorial Board

Voters are being swamped with TV ads either extolling or demonizing various propositions on the ballot. From the standpoint of political wins or losses, they work. Otherwise, the proponents and opponents of those measures wouldn’t be spending millions of dollars producing and airing those ads. It’s become part of California’s political landscape. In many cases,

Riverside Press-Enterprise Editorial: Vote no on Prop. 8, a threat to dialysis patients

October 23, 2018 | Riverside Press-Enterprise | by Editorial Board

On the surface, Proposition 8 looks like a well-intended measure seeking to improve dialysis patient care. But upon even the most cursory of reviews, the measure is revealed to be nothing more than a cynical attempt by a labor union to accomplish what it couldn’t through the Legislature. The measure, backed by the Service Employees

Merced Sun-Star Editorial: Put Patients Ahead of Union Priorities

September 12, 2018 | Merced Sun-Star | by Merced Sun-Star Editorial Board

We have no particular affection for the way the business of healthcare is conducted in this state or country. Many of the modest reforms enacted by the Obama administration have been gutted, and we’re seeing more people unable to get or afford insurance coverage. The for-profit model prevalent in so many of the industry’s specialized

East Bay Times Editorial: Reject Prop. 8, Capping Kidney Dialysis Firms’ Profits

August 23, 2018 | East Bay Times | by East Bay Times Editorial Board

California has a long history of propositions gone awry. Proposition 8 provides a classic example of a ballot measure that has no business being decided by California voters. The complex initiative designed to regulate the dialysis industry is better suited for the Legislature, where the wording of new laws can be thoroughly vetted and easily

Modesto Bee Editorial: Put Patients Ahead of Union Priorities

September 12, 2018 | Modesto Bee | by Modesto Bee Editorial Board

We have no particular affection for the way the business of healthcare is conducted in this state or country. Many of the modest reforms enacted by the Obama administration have been gutted, and we’re seeing more people unable to get or afford insurance coverage. The for-profit model prevalent in so many of the industry’s specialized

Palm Springs Desert Sun Editorial: Prop. 8 is a cynical measure that puts life-saving dialysis at risk for many. Vote no

October 23, 2018 | Palm Springs Desert Sun | by Palm Springs Desert Sun Editorial Board

Proposition 8 ostensibly is about dialysis patient care, but it boils down to an ugly $125 million brawl between a powerful labor union and California’s biggest dialysis clinic operators. This labor dispute disguised as health care policy has no place on the ballot and voters should reject it on Nov. 6. Dubbed the “Fair Pricing

Santa Clarita Gazette Editorial: The Propositions

September 28, 2018 | Santa Clarita Gazette | by The Newsroom

Proposition 1: $4 Billion Bond for Housing Allows the state to borrow $4 Billion to fund “affordable” housing construction & rental and home loan subsidies. The proposition is supposed to help about 55,000 people. It does reserve $1 billion for veterans which many could support. Otherwise it: Does very little to solve any long term

Palo Alto Daily Post Editorial: The Daily Post’s recommendations on the state ballot propositions

October 1, 2018 | Palo Alto Daily Post | by Palo Alto Daily Post Editorial Board

From rent control to gas taxes, from water projects to property tax valuations, Californians will have a variety of propositions to decide in the fall election. Here’s the Daily Post’s view of the 11 measures on the state ballot. Prop 9, which would have started the ball rolling on dividing California into three states, was

Ventura County Reporter Editorial: 2018 Voter Guide: Proposition Endorsements

October 24, 2018 | Ventura County Reporter | by Chris O'Neal, Election 2018, Michael Sullivan, News, Ventura County

Prop 1: $4 billion for affordable housing There is no doubt that California needs a practical quick fix to its housing crisis and money helps, $4 billion to be exact. This bond initiative, to be paid back over 35 years at $170 million annually, will provide $1.5 billion for the low-income Multifamily Housing Program, $1

San Luis Obispo Tribune Editorial: From Gas Tax to Rent Control, Here Are the Tribune’s Recommendations on 11 Statewide Props

October 26, 2018 | San Luis Obispo Tribune | by Tribune Editorial Board

Proposition 6 — the repeal of the state gas tax — has been getting most of the attention during this campaign season, but there are plenty of other important ballot measures facing California voters. Those include billions of dollars in bond measures for affordable housing, water projects and children’s hospitals; a proposal to expand Proposition

Marina Times Editorial: Campaign’s Over: Time to Vote

October 29, 2018 | Marina Times | by Editorial Board

Northside voters tend to be politically engaged, and 2018 is shaping up to be a year of greater-than-normal activity. It is good that voter interest and enthusiasm are high in this election. From money to data to housing to animal welfare, San Francisco (and California) voters are being asked to make law on a broad

Palo Alto Weekly Editorial: Our election recommendations

October 29, 2018 | Palo Alto Online | by Palo Alto Weekly editorial board

The Palo Alto Weekly recommends the following candidates and ballot measure positions. Click here for our full editorials on all local offices and measures. Reminder: Vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked no later than Election Day, Nov. 6 (no postage required), or may be turned in at any time between now and 8 p.m. on Election

San Mateo Daily Journal Editorial: Daily Journal proposition recommendations for the November 2018 election

October 31, 2018 | San Mateo Daily Journal | by San Mateo Daily Journal editorial board

Proposition 1-YES: Authorizes $4 billion in bonds for existing affordable housing programs benefiting low-income residents, veterans and farmworkers. Since the dissolution of redevelopment agencies, local governments have been left scrambling to find money to provide affordable housing. This bond will help. Vote YES. Proposition 2-YES: Amends Mental Health Services Act, authorized by 2004’s Proposition 63,

Chico Enterprise-Record Editorial: Most Propositions on Nov. 6 Ballot Deserve ‘No’ Votes

November 1, 2018 | Chico Enterprise-Record | by Editorial Board

Californians face 11 statewide ballot measures on November, and this newspaper can only recommend yes votes on two of them. We explained our “yes” position on Proposition 6 on Wednesday’s editorial page. The other one we support is Proposition 11, which allows private ambulance companies to require their employees stay on call during meal breaks,

UCLA Daily Bruin Editorial: No on Proposition 8

November 5, 2018 | Daily Bruin | by Daily Bruin Editorial Board

A lot of Californians don’t know the details of dialysis care. That didn’t stop Proposition 8 from giving them the power to determine the future of patient safety. This board does not endorse the measure. Proposition 8 would require dialysis clinics to provide refunds for any charges that are above 115 percent of the costs

Victorville Daily Press Editorial: Our recommendations for Tuesday’s state Propositions

November 4, 2018 | Victorville Daily Press | by Victorville Daily Press Editorial Board

California voters will determine the fate of 11 propositions in Tuesday’s election, ballot measures that would in most instances require billions of dollars in bonds, increase taxes or add regulations — some necessary, some not, depending on your point of view. Here’s the Daily Press’ recommendations on how to vote on these propositions, and they

Sacramento Observer Editorial: The Observer’s Recommendations for the 2018 General Election

November 5, 2018 | Sacramento Observer | by Sacramento Observer Editorial Board

THE OBSERVER’S RECOMMENDATIONS for the 2018 General Election Vote Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 GOVERNOR Gavin Newsom   Lt. GOVERNOR Eleni Kounalakis   SECRETARY OF STATE Alex Padilla   CONTROLLER Betty T. Yee   TREASURER Fiona Ma   ATTORNEY GENERAL Xavier Becerra   INSURANCE COMMISSIONER Ricardo Lara   SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION Tony K. Thurmond  

UC Riverside Highlander Editorial: 2018 Midterm Elections: What We Think – California Ballot Propositions

October 23, 2018 | UC Riverside Highlander | by Highlander Staff

Propositions 1, 2, & 10: The band aid props that are certainly better than nothing California is in a housing crisis. While the state is home to some of the country’s richest as well as poorest counties, the average rent for a California studio apartment is $1,680 a month, $618 higher than the national average.

UC Berkeley Daily Californian Editorial: Here’s how you should vote on the 11 state propositions on Berkeley’s ballot

October 16, 2018 | UC Berkeley Daily Californian | by Daily Californian Editorial Board

November’s midterm elections are fast approaching, and Berkeley voters should be preparing to take on active roles in determining California’s future. There are 11 state propositions on this year’s ballot. These measures cover a range of key issues, from veteran housing to funding for children’s hospitals. Proposition 10 repeals the controversial and antiquated Costa–Hawkins Rental