Prop 1B: Supplemental Payments for Education

Put on the Ballot by Legislature

38.1% YES
61.9% NO

Summary

Requires supplemental payments to local school districts and community colleges to address recent budget cuts. Fiscal Impact: Potential state savings of up to several billion dollars in 2009?10 and 2010?11. Potential state costs of billions of dollars annually thereafter.

What Your Vote Means

A YES Means The state would make supplemental payments to schools and community colleges beginning in 2011?12. These payments would replace other payments the state might otherwise be required to make in earlier years.
A NO Means The state would not make supplemental payments to schools and community colleges, and instead make other payments as required under current law.

Arguments

PRO The budget crisis has cut $12 billion from our schools. Over 5,000 teachers have been laid off, thousands more are threatened. Prop. 1B starts the process of paying our schools and community colleges back as economic conditions improve. Our future depends on the investment we make in educating our children.
CON No argument against Proposition 1B was submitted.
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