Throughout the campaign, Cox was on the offensive, blasting the GOP incumbent’s votes for the unpopular Republican tax reform bill, and the even more unpopular American Health Care Act (ACHA) or “Trumpcare.”
The failure of this homeowners’ tax-break measure might have been predictable–its creators didn’t mount much of a campaign, and evidently left it for dead.
On election night the incumbent, a former investment banker who sounded all the GOP notes, emerged with a slight edge. But in late vote tabulating, her Democratic challenger enjoys a commanding lead.
Decades of ballot-box budgeting and artificial constraints on lawmakers’ authority have created a kind of vice grip around Sacramento. With Prop. 6 the voters decided not to tighten the screws.
By a decisive 58 percent, L.A. voted against asking the city to amend its charter to allow it to operate a municipal financial institution.