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Over the last three decades, Californians have swung from “tough on crime” conservatism to a more lenient, less punitive approach to criminal justice.

No return to lock ’em up — California voters stick with less punitive justice

Over the last three decades, Californians have swung from “tough on crime” conservatism to a more lenient, less punitive approach to criminal justice.

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Californians weigh in on key propositions and legislative and congressional contests. Here's what the early returns tell us.

California props and hot races results: What we know and don’t know

Californians weigh in on key propositions and legislative and congressional contests. Here's what the early returns tell us.

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Decades ago, voters passed Prop 13, which tied property taxes to the purchase price of homes and commercial properties.

Understanding property taxes and ‘Frankenstein's monster of propositions’

Decades ago, voters passed Prop 13, which tied property taxes to the purchase price of homes and commercial properties.

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