Prop 22 in California
The most expensive ballot measure in the state has been California’s Proposition 22, which allows business companies such as DoorDash, Lyft, and Uber to designate their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. His death It is seen as a loss of workers’ rights. As employees rather than contractors, workers will be given satisfactory wages, overtime, and a guaranteed minimum wage.
Teamwork-based leadership firms have spent more than $ 188 million on ads to push for the passage of Prop 22, which means they can continue to pay their workers lower wages. Instacart and Doordash workers were sometimes instructed to deliver food to clients in promotional bags for polling or to give them Prop-Prop 22 stickers.
Drug law reform
Citizens of Montana, South Dakota, Arizona and New Jersey voted to legalize recreational marijuana use. South Dakota also voted to legalize medical marijuana, becoming the first state to vote on the recreational and medical use of cannabis on the same ballot.
Oregon and Washington, DC have legalized medical and recreational cannabis in recent years. Now, both have taken steps to allow the use of psilocybin, or the “magic” mushrooms.
In Oregon, the mushrooms have been legalized and will be available for limited use in controlled settings to treat mental illness. In the capital, the substance has been decriminalized – meaning mushroom possession is no longer punishable severely.
Puerto Rico may not be a state at the moment, but that may change in the near future. In the last non-binding referendum, 52% of voters supported statehood. While this does not put any measures to establish the state into effect, it does indicate that most Puerto Rican voters are in favor of becoming the 51st state.
Referendums in 2017 and 2012 showed that a majority of voters supported statehood The results of these referendums were questioned. If Puerto Rican politicians decide to start pushing for statehood, their first step would be to push the state legislation through Congress.
Abortion Law Updates
Louisiana voters passed Amend their state constitution This makes clear that the right to abortion and state funding for abortion are final Not Guaranteed by the constitution.
Meanwhile, Colorado voters defeated a ballot that would ban abortions after 22 weeks. Colorado remains one of seven states that do not limit permission for abortion during pregnancy.
Interesting state measures
Voters across the country approved a variety of ballot measures or were defeated. Here are some of the most interesting of them:
- Oregon has increased tax rates on tobacco and electronic cigarettes
- Florida’s minimum hourly wage will rise to $ 15 over the next few years
- Rhode Island has shortened its official name to “State of Rhode Island” from “State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.”
- Franklin County, Alabama, has passed a “stand in your place” that would allow lethal force to be used in self-defense on church grounds