The California State PTA today announced that its Legislation Action Committee has taken positions on five of the six ballot measures appearing on the ballot of the May 19th Special Election, and its Board of Directors has concurred with these positions. State’s official positions are as follows:
- Proposition 1A: Support. This measure creates a rainy day fund, temporarily extends tax increases, and provides a funding mechanism for Proposition 1B, which will repay $9 billion to schools.
- Proposition 1B: Support. This measures repays schools approximately $9 billion in Proposition 98 funding, beginning in 2011-12.
- Proposition 1C: Support. This measure generates $5 billion in revenues this year by securitizing and updating the state lottery; school funding would no longer be tied to lottery revenues, with no net change to overall school funding.
- Proposition 1D: Oppose. This measure transfers monies away from First 5 programs created by Proposition 10 (1998) for a period of five years, with the intent that the funds be used to protect health and human service programs for children supported by the state’s General Fund. The measure makes other programmatic changes to how First 5 funds may be spent.
- Proposition 1E: Support. This measure transfers monies away from mental health programs funded by Proposition 63 (2004) for a period of two years. The monies would go into the state General Fund to support mental health services.
- Proposition 1F: No position. This measure prohibits legislators and the Governor from receiving pay raises when the state budget is running a deficit.
In the upcoming days and weeks, State PTA will be providing members with more information about these measures and PTA’s positions. Such information will also be posted on their website and reposted on our website.