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What’s on the ballot

Here’s a quick look at the measures placed on the May 19 ballot by the Legislature:

Proposition 1A: State spending limit: Would increase the amount of money set aside in the state’s “rainy-day fund” in budget boom years and restrict what this money could be used for. Would also lead to an additional $16 billion in tax increases which would sunset earlier if the measure fails.

Proposition 1B: Education Finance: Entitles schools to an additional $7.9 billion in payments that they may not be entitled to otherwise under Proposition 98.

Proposition 1C: California State Lottery: Would allow the state to borrow $5 billion against future lottery revenue to help balance the state’s budget

Proposition 1D: Children and Families Trust Fund: Reallocates $340 million in tobacco tax money from the First 5 program to use for other children’s programs.

Proposition 1E: Mental Health Services Act: Reallocates $460 million in funding set aside for new mental health programs over the next two fiscal years, and allows that money to be spent on current state mental health programs.

Proposition 1F: State officer salaries: Prohibits state lawmakers from receiving pay increases in deficit years.


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