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California Special Election: Prop. 1B explained

May 9, 2009 | 10:05 am

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What Proposition 1B would do: This measure would restore $9.3 billion to schools if Proposition 1A passes.

Quick take: If both measures pass, annual "supplemental" payments to K-12 schools and community colleges would begin in 2011 to make up for recent cuts. The state would have several years to get its books back in order before starting the new payments, which would be drawn over several years from the larger rainy-day fund that Proposition 1A would establish. In putting this measure on the ballot, the governor and legislators won the backing of the powerful California Teachers Assn. for all six ballot measures.

-- Evan Halper

Full text of the propositions

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Links: May 19 Voter Guide | Find your polling place  | How the props are expected to do | Times endorsements

Discuss: Should voters guarantee money for schools when the state is running a multibillion-dollar deficit?

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