New Rules Raise New Questions about California Politics

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The turnout currently stands at 24 percent, although that could rise to 30 percent once late mail-in and provisional ballots are counted. So it's still not certain that Proposition 29, the tax increase on cigarettes, has been defeated, but it’s a very close call. Is that a surprise given California’s record on regulating tobacco? What does it mean for tax increases in the near future?

Credits

Guests:
Bruce Cain - University of California Washington Center, Bob Stern - Center for Governmental Studies, Michael Corkery - New York Times - @mcorkery5

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Andrea Brody, Sonya Geis