Passing Propositions 1A-1F will begin repaying some of the funding cut from public education, will help protect our schools and colleges from future cuts, and will establish long-term budget reforms to stabilize state spending. Failing to pass these measures will cost California $23 billion over the next four years and will result in even deeper cuts to education, children's health care, public safety, and programs for seniors and the disabled.
Prop. 1A – Budget Stabilization
Stabilizes state spending and creates a long-term reserve fund to help protect against more devastating funding cuts to education, health care and other vital services in bad economic years. A portion of the reserve fund money will repay some of the cuts made to education as the economy improves.
Prop. 1B – Education Repayment
Corrects the attempted unlawful manipulation of the state's minimum school funding law, Proposition 98, and repays $9.3 billion that is owed to education. Sets up a repayment plan starting in 2011 to ensure schools and community colleges are paid back as the state's economic conditions improve. Helps local schools rehire teachers, reduce class sizes, buy up-to-date textbooks and restore critical student programs. Prop. 1B is directly tied to Prop. 1A. Both initiatives must pass in order for schools to get repaid.
Prop. 1C – Lottery Modernization
Provides $5 billion in new revenues — without raising taxes — to help close the budget deficit. Guarantees that public schools will continue to receive the same amount of funds they currently receive form the lottery.
Prop. 1D – Children's Services
Temporarily redirects unspent money from tobacco taxes to pay for children's health and social services.
Prop. 1E – Mental Health Funding
Temporarily redirects unspent funds to help pay for children's health programs including health care screenings, diagnosis and treatment.
Prop. 1F – Legislative Salary Freeze
Prohibits state legislators, the governor and other state elected officials from getting pay raises whenever the state budget is running a deficit.