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    Election Day is over, but ballot counting continues to determine the voters’ will on issues ranging from California property taxes to supporting economic diversity and flexibility for workers.

    As this article was prepared, California Chamber of Commerce-opposed Proposition 15, the $12.5 billion split roll property tax increase, appeared headed toward defeat with 51.7% no to 48.3% yes.

    CalChamber-supported Proposition 22, clarifying employment classification rules for app-based drivers, was winning by a wide margin—58.4% yes to 41.6% no.

    “Prop. 22 was a big win for California workers who want the independence, flexibility, and income opportunities provided by working for themselves,” said CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg. “Especially in these uncertain times, we should be focused on providing workers with all options to support their families. The takeaway for the Legislature is that freelance work is integral to California’s innovation economy and should be celebrated, not discouraged.”  Other Issues

    The latest election results are available on the website of the Secretary of State at electionresults.sos.ca.gov.