PRI’s 2018 Free-Market Election Guide

PRI’s 2018 Free-Market Election Guide

By Tim Anaya

It’s almost here.  Election day 2018 is just around the corner on Tuesday, November 6.

Many Californians will take time over the next few days to review all the candidates and ballot measures on the November ballot.  With media coverage typically focusing on the “horse race” of the campaign, and our only exposure to the campaign coming through often-misleading political ads, it is a challenge to find good, in-depth analysis of the major campaigns, especially from a free-market perspective.

Regular readers of PRI’s Right By The Bay blog will know that our scholars and writers have been covering the key issues and races in Campaign 2018 all year long.   To help you, we’ve put together some of our best analysis below in what we’re calling our “2018 Free-Market Election Guide”

Scrolling down the page, you can read what PRI’s scholars and writers have had to say about the major California races and the statewide ballot measures.  While PRI is non-partisan and we don’t support or oppose candidates or ballot measures, we hope our analysis of Campaign 2018 will help you make an informed decision as you cast your ballot.

Podcast

PRI’s Election 2018 Preview

The PRI All Stars are back, breaking down the 2018 election in California. Listen to this super-sized podcast for their analysis of the races for Governor, U.S. Senator, the U.S. House, and the California Legislature, and all the major ballot measures. Stay tuned for their predictions of who will win on November 6.

Governor’s Race

Would Gavin Newsom Gut Prop. 98 To Fund Single-Payer Health Care?
By Kerry Jackson

Teachers, Rock Stars, and Millionaires, Oh Yes
By Rowena Itchon

Will Newsom’s Second Chance at Reducing Homelessness Succeed?
By Kerry Jackson

Lieutenant Governor’s Race

Lieutenant Governor’s Race is a Political Chess Match
By Tim Anaya

Attorney General’s Race

AG Race is the Most Important 2018 Race You’re Not Following
By Tim Anaya

Superintendent of Public Instruction Race

The Race for CA’s Top Ed Official:  A Study in Contrasts
By Lance Izumi

Clear Distinctions in Race for State Schools Chief
By Tim Anaya

Proposition 6 (Gas Tax Increase Repeal)

How We Can Fund California’s Roads if Prop. 6 Passes
By Kerry Jackson

Apparently, California Officials Can’t Rest Until the State Has America’s Highest Fuel Prices
By Kerry Jackson

Your Tax Dollars Used to Oppose Repeal of Fuel Tax
By Kerry Jackson
(Originally published by San Diego Daily Transcript)

Here’s 6 Ways We Can Fix and Fund California’s Roads Without a Tax Increase
By Tim Anaya

We Can Fund Our Roads This Year and Scrap Controversial Gas Tax
By Kerry Jackson

Proposition 8 (Dialysis Clinics)

Prop. 8:  Curiouser and Curiouser
By Rowena Itchon

Proposition 10 (Rent Control)

Would Prop. 10 Reduce California’s High Housing Costs?  Basic Economics Says No.
By Kerry Jackson
(Originally published by Fox and Hounds)

Podcast Interview with Democratic Strategist Steve Maviglio on Proposition 10

Unwilling to Wait for Voters, Los Angeles County Jumps Gun on Temporary Rent Control
By Kerry Jackson
(Originally published by Fox and Hounds)

Rent Control Measure Would Make California’s Housing Woes Worse
By Kerry Jackson

Proposition 12 (Cage-Free Eggs)

Should Voters Really Have to Decide How Eggs are Made?
By Ben Smithwick

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road in California?  To Avoid the Politics of Cage-Free Eggs
By Ben Smithwick

Other Statewide Propositions

Why Are We Voting on Cage-Free Eggs and Statewide Dialysis Funding?
By Tim Anaya

Local Races and Measures

BART Blues
By Rowena Itchon

Union Push for Anaheim “Living Wage” Already Hurting Workers at Happiest Place on Earth
By Tim Anaya

Nothing contained in this blog is to be construed as necessarily reflecting the views of the Pacific Research Institute or as an attempt to thwart or aid the passage of any legislation.