Solano County

Solano County reflects California in statewide issues

By From page A3 | November 08, 2012

FAIRFIELD — Solano County is in tune with the rest of California when it comes to the latest round of state propositions.

Voters on Tuesday had a ballot with 11 state propositions, ranging from Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed state tax increases to labeling genetically engineered food. Each time, Solano County voters and voters statewide came to the same conclusions.

Sometimes the percentages varied. Solano County voters gave the Proposition 30 state tax measure 58.4 percent of the vote, while Californians gave it 53.9 percent, according to the Secretary of State’s office.

Sometimes the percentages were virtually identical. The Proposition 34 attempt to repeal the death penalty got 46.7 percent of the vote in Solano County and 47.2 percent in California. The Proposition 31 attempt to reform the state budget and government got 39.9 percent of the vote in Solano and 39.2 percent in California.

For that matter, Solano County and the state were lockstep on other statewide ballot issues as well. President Barack Obama got 62.8 percent of the vote in the county and 59.1 percent in the state. U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein got 65.4 percent of the vote in the county and 61.4 percent of the vote in the state.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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