May 19 election deadlines already drawing near
You have until Monday -- as in, the day after the day after tomorrow -- to submit ballot arguments for or against the five propositions on the May 19 state special election ballot. These are the ones made necessary by this week's state budget agreement.
Here are the measures:
Proposition 1A: Budget reform/spending cap, as proposed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and modified by the Legislature as part of the budget deal.
Proposition 1B: Education finance
Proposition 1C: California State Lottery -- sell the rights to future proceeds, allow "modernizing."
Proposition 1D: Children and Families Trust Fund -- take Prop 10 money for purposes not intended by voters, backfill programs for children.
Proposition 1E: Mental Health Services Act -- take Prop 63 money for purposes not intended by voters, backfill programs for mental health.
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