- Provides more than $600 million to protect children's programs in difficult economic times.
- Redirects existing tobacco tax money to protect health and human services for children, including
services for at-risk families, services for children with disabilities, and services for foster children.
- Temporarily allows the redirection of existing money to fund health and human service programs
for children 5 years old and under.
- Ensures counties retain funding for local priorities.
- Helps balance state budget.
- State General Fund savings of up to $608 million in 2009-10 and $268 million annually from
2010-11 through 2013-14, from temporarily redirecting a portion of funds from the California
Children and Families Program in place of state General Fund support of health and human
services programs for children up to age five.
- Corresponding reductions in funding for early childhood development programs provided by the
California Children and Families Program.
- A YES vote on this measure means:
- A portion
of funds previously approved
by the voters to support early
childhood development programs
through the California Children
and Families Program will be
temporarily redirected over the
next several years to achieve state
General Fund budgetary savings.
- A NO vote on this measure means:
- The California
Children and Families Program
will continue to receive all the
funding now dedicated for the
expansion of early childhood
development programs. Other
budget reductions or revenue
increases would be needed to
address the state's fiscal problems.
- Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 1D:
- Proposition 1D protects
while helping California close
a $42 billion budget gap. It
temporarily shifts a portion of
the unspent $2.5 billion in First
5 Commission accounts to fund
critical health and social services
for children under the age of 5
and protects against future cuts.
- Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 1D:
- Proposition 1D takes $1.6
billion away from local
health and education programs
for young children and gives it
to Sacramento politicians. Prop.
1D violates the will of voters
who twice approved these funds
for local health, education, and
antismoking programs. Prop.
1D replaces voter-mandated
local control with Sacramento
- Contact FOR Proposition 1D:
- No contact information was
- Contact AGAINST Proposition 1D:
- Protect Children and Families:
Vote No on Prop. 1D
2340 Powell St. #164
Emeryville, CA 94608
For General Information on California State Budget Issues and All May 19th Propositions
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Secretary of State
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Secretary of State
League of Women Voters
California Budget Project
Center for Governmental Studies and Easy Voter Guide
News and Analysis
- In Depth
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- Easy Voter Guide
- Provides easy-to-read summary of what the proposition would do, its effect on the state budget, and what people for and against say.
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