Greetings, Golden Staters! It’s that time again! The state legislature has placed five initiatives on our primary ballot this spring. If this group of proposed laws seems a little on the uncontroversial side, that’s to be expected: Since 2014, only legislature-backed propositions appear on primary election ballots. The juicier ones — props that arise from the citizenry — get held in abeyance until the general election in November, when there are a lot more voters.
Still, it’s worth getting acquainted with (and voting on!) this batch of five; their effects could be felt for a long time to come. If you are a longtime Mad Props reader, you’re familiar with our approach; if not, maybe check out our manifesto before diving in. All righty then, enough of our boring opening shtick. Here’s how you should vote on the props — or you’re part of the problem! read more about 2018 Primary Election Edition »