Prop 1A will stabilize budget spending over the long-term, limit state spending based on 10-year revenue trends, and mandate a bigger rainy day fund, forcing the politicians to save in good years so we have money when the economy falters.
Prop 1B ensures that schools receive $9.3 billion over time, so that the billions in education cuts California was forced to make during this unprecedented fiscal crisis are not permanent.
Prop 1C modernizes the state lottery and brings in $5 billion to the state immediately. By updating the Lottery for the first time since 1984, the state will be able to maximize this currently underperforming asset and bring in crucial revenue for schools, public safety roads and other priorities.
Prop 1D temporarily redirects a portion of $2.5 billion in excess funds from a voter-approved tobacco tax. This measure redirects a portion of these funds to pay for children’s health and social services and to prevent deep cuts to kids’ healthcare and other programs while still funding the programs already supported by this revenue stream.
Prop 1E temporarily redirects a portion of funds from the Mental Health Services Act to fund children’s health programs that are at risk of elimination due to the budget crisis, including health care screening, diagnosis and treatment.
Prop 1F prohibits legislators, the Governor and other state politicians from getting pay raises whenever California is running a budget deficit.