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Calif. voters approve Prop 99, reject 98

June 4, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Proposition 98, a property rights measure aimed at limiting the governments power to seize property, didn't drum up enough support among voters to pass.Sixty-one percent voted against Prop 98, while 39 percent voted for it.

Proposition 98 sought protections for businesses and farms and a phasing out of rent control in the state.

California voters did approve Proposition 99, which calls for comparatively weaker limitations on eminent domain.

With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, 62 percent voted for Prop 99 and 38 percent against.

Prop 99 limits when the government can force Californians to sell their homes for private development projects like shopping malls, hotels and housing. Unlike Prop 98, Prop 99 did not address rent control.


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