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Requires annual transfer of state general fund revenues to budget stabilization account. Requires half the revenues be used to repay state debts. Limits use of remaining funds to emergencies or budget deficits. Fiscal Impact: Long-term state savings from faster payment of existing debts. Different levels of state budget reserves, depending on economy and decisions by elected officials. Smaller local reserves for some school districts.
YES A YES vote on this measure means: Existing state debts likely would be paid faster. There would be new rules for state budget reserves. Local school district budget reserves would be capped in some years.
NO A NO vote on this measure means: Rules for payment of state debts, state budget reserves, and local school district reserves would not change.
PRO Proposition 2 establishes a STRONG RAINY DAY FUND in the State Constitution that will force the Legislature and Governor to save money and pay down debts, which will shield TAXPAYERS from UNNECESSARY TAX INCREASES and PROTECT SCHOOLS from devastating cuts. BOTH Democrats and Republicans SUPPORT Proposition 2.
CON Vote NO on 2 to PROTECT SCHOOLS. Proposition 2 hides a DANGEROUS financial time bomb that will LIMIT districts’ ability to save. Proposition 2 helps to keep California ranked 50th in the nation in per pupil spending. Don’t trust Sacramento. Get facts from parents, not politicians at www.2BadForKids.org.