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State of California November 7, 2006 Election
Proposition 88
Education Funding. Real Property Parcel Tax
State of California

Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute - Majority Approval Required

Fail: 1,687,614 / 23.1% Yes votes ...... 5,631,590 / 76.9% 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 California Constitution be amended to levy an annual $50 real property tax on most parcels with the funds allocated to five K-12 education programs?

Summary Prepared by the State Attorney General:
Imposes $50 tax on each real property parcel to provide additional public school funding for kindergarten through grade 12. Exempts certain elderly, disabled homeowners from tax. Use of funds restricted to specific educational purposes. Put on the Ballot by Petition Signatures

Fiscal Impact from the Legislative Analyst:
State parcel tax revenue of roughtly $450 milion annually, allocated to school districts for specified education programs.

Meaning of Voting Yes/No
A YES vote on this measure means:
The state would levy an annual $50 tax on most parcels of land in California, with the proceeds allocated to school districts for five specified K+12 education programs.

A NO vote on this measure means:
The state would not levy an annual $50 tax on most parcels of land to raise additional funding for K+12 education programs.

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Arguments Submitted

Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 88:
Proposition 88 will improve our schools. It helps teachers by providing funds directly to local schools to reduce class size and provide textbooks and learning materials. It requires strict accountability and exempts disabled and elderly homeowners. Teachers, businesses, and taxpayers agree: YES on 88 for Textbooks, Smaller Classes, Better Schools.

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Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 88:
The State Legislature decides where your tax money goes. New layers of costly bureaucracy are created. 95%+ of schools could NEVER receive facility grants under Proposition 88! Proposition 88 creates a NEW KIND OF NEVER ENDING PROPERTY TAX, opening the door to UNLIMITED property parcel tax increase propositions. Proposition 88--NO!

Full Text of Argument Against, Rebuttal

Contact FOR Proposition 88:
Yes on 88--Taxpayers for Better Schools and Smaller Classes
1107 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 448-3868

Contact AGAINST Proposition 88:
Californians Against the Statewide Parcel Property Tax
925 University Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 927-1512

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