Proposition 19 is simple: either aging homeowners get a big new property tax break or their offspring heirs keep an old one.
Either the parents benefit, or their children do.
Most of these state propositions can be annoyingly complicated if you let them.
State Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra sometimes doesn’t help by writing ballot titles and summaries that attempt to lead voters toward the position of his Democratic Party. His two predecessors — Kamala Harris and Jerry Brown — did the same. More on that another day.
Proposition 23 also might seem complicated, but really boils down to a simple question: Should kidney dialysis clinics be required to hire an extra doctor to be on hand while patients are undergoing treatment? Never mind