Update-Voters vote no on California propositions
May 19, 2009 9:40 PM
California voters have officially voted no on five of the six propositions in Tuesday's special elections, according to the results provided by California's Secretary of State's official website.
Proposition 1A through 1E were critical in seeking to change the state's budget system, but the five propositions received over 60 percent of voters saying no.
Prop. 1A was to limit state spending and increase the "rainy day" funds from 5 percent to 12.5 percent.
Prop 1B would have given supplemental payments of $9.3 billion to schools and community colleges, if Prop. 1A had passed.
Prop 1C would have modernize the state lottery and allow the state to borrow $5 billion against future lottery revenues.
Prop 1D would have moved $1.6 billion in tobacco taxes from services for children five and younger to the state's general fund, where it would be spent on other children's programs.
Prop 1E would have revised 2004's Prop. 63 to temporarily allow tax money earmarked for new spending on mental health programs to be moved to the general fund to help balance the state budget.
The only proposition voters approved of was Prop 1F, with about 75.5 percent of voters saying yes. Prop 1F prohibits government officials to receive a pay raise during a deficit.
Since the first five propositions did not pass, California will expect more budget cuts.
The special election was aimed to close a gap of approximately $42 billion and now will mostly likely face a growth of $21.3 billion shortfall this summer.
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