To the polls!

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week That’s why it’s so important for people to cast their votes today. Democracy only works so long as members of a society keep it going. Before you head out, check out to find your polling place. Also note the summary of Daily News ballot endorsements below. DAILY NEWS SPECIAL ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS: Proposition 73: Parental notification for minors obtaining abortions: Yes Proposition 74: Teacher-tenure reform: Yes Proposition 75: Public-employee union dues: Yes Proposition 76: State budget stabilization: Yes Proposition 77: Revised political districts: Yes Proposition 78: Voluntary prescription-drug discounts: No Proposition 79: Mandatory prescription-drug discounts: No Proposition 80: Energy regulation: No LAUSD Measure Y: School bond: No 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Another November, another election. After weeks of abusive political television ads, mailers and radio diatribes, it’s tempting just to sit this “special election” out, particularly since you could get rained on. But folks who ignore this election will find that it could cost them in the end – in actual dollars. The school bond on the ballot, Measure Y, for instance, would increase property taxes by $27 per $100,000 of assessed value. For a $500,000 home – a bargain, these days – it would cost $135 extra per year. What could cause longer-lasting damage, however, are the state propositions. So many of them are about the fundamental way we do politics in California. The corrupt system has led to the increase of fees and taxes from every agency, making Californians among the most tax-burdened in the country. It’s time to jump-start the reform process, not keep arguing about the best way to do it. last_img

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