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State of California November 7, 2006 Election
Proposition 1D
Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities
State of California

Legislative Bond Act - Majority Approval Required

Pass: 4,143,502 / 56.5% Yes votes ...... 3,187,911 / 43.5% No votes

See Also: Index of all Propositions

Results as of Nov 14 5:08pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (25090/25090)
Information shown below: Summary | Fiscal Impact | Yes/No Meaning | Official Information | Arguments |

Should the state sell $10.4 billion in general obligation bonds to fund repair and upgrade of public schools, including kindergarten through grade 12, community colleges, and state universities?

Summary Prepared by the State Attorney General:
This ten billion four hundred sixteen million dollar ($10,416,000,000) bond issue will provide needed funding to relieve public school overcrowding and to repair older schools. It will improve earthquake safety and fund vocational educational facilities in public schools. Bond funds must be spent according to strict accountability measures. Funds will also be used to repair and upgrade existing public college and university buildings and to build new classrooms to accommodate the growing student enrollment in the California Community Colleges, the University of California, and the California State University. (Put on the ballot by the Legislature)

Fiscal Impact from the Legislative Analyst:
State costs of about $20.3 billion to pay off both the principal ($10.4 billioin) and interst ($9.9 billion) on the bonds. Payments of about $680 million per year.

Meaning of Voting Yes/No
A YES vote on this measure means:
The state could sell $10.4 billion in general obligation bonds for education facilities ($7.3 billion for K+12 school facilities and $3.1 billion for higher education facilities).

A NO vote on this measure means:
The state could not sell $10.4 billion in general obligation bonds for these purposes.

Official Sources of Information
Arguments Submitted

Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 1D:
Yes on 1D makes our school buildings earthquake-safe and reduces overcrowding in classrooms for students. It updates schools with new technology, builds vocational education facilities, and funds our rapidly growing community college system. Rebuild California: YES on 1D--an investment in our children is an investment in California's future.

Full Text of Argument In Favor, Rebuttal

Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 1D:
We should make school construction a top priority for current spending. We cannot afford $10,416,000,000 in new debt, which today's schoolchildren will still be paying back long after their own children have graduated. Most schools will receive nothing from this bond. Fairness requires local districts to pay for local projects.

Full Text of Argument Against, Rebuttal

Contact FOR Proposition 1D:
Lance Olson
Olson Hagel & Fishburn LLP
555 Capitol Mall #1425
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 442-2952

Contact AGAINST Proposition 1D:
Thomas N. Hudson, Executive Director
California Taxpayer Protection Committee
9971 Base Line Road
Elverta, CA 95626-9411
(916) 991-9300

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