2018 VOTER GUIDE: A look at California's Proposition 4: Children's hospital bonds initiative

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In the November election, California voters will decide on 11 propositions. Here's everything you need to know about Prop 4. (Courtesy of CALmatters.org)

In the November election, California voters will decide on 11 propositions. Here's everything you need to know about Proposition 4.

PROPOSITION 4:

Authorizes bonds funding construction at hospitals providing children's health care. Initiative statute

SUMMARY:

A YES vote supports authorizing the State to issue $ 1.4 Billion in bonds to build, expand, renovate, and equip children's hospitals in California. This includes 13 hospitals across California.

In the Bay Area, this would benefit UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital & Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (Stanford).

HOW DID IT GET ON MY BALLOT:

Backers of Prop. 4 collected enough signatures of registered California voters to qualify it as a ballot measure.

MAJOR BACKERS:

California Children's Hospital Association, California Teachers Association, Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (Stanford)

MAJOR OPPONENTS:

A private citizen named Gary Wesley has written the official "Opponent's Argument" against Prop. 4. There are no major groups or elected officials who have stated their opposition.
IMPACT TO TAXPAYERS:

State estimates the bond would cost taxpayers $ 2.9 Billion over 35 years.

*NOTE: All information regarding donations as backers or opponents of a ballot measure reflects financial disclosures made to California's Secretary of State as of September 7, 2018.
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