Californians' Top Priority Isn't on Statewide Ballot This Year
(Bloomberg) -- Californians’ top priority -- education -- isn’t reflected on the statewide ballot this Election Day.
In an analysis of statewide bonds approved by the electorate since 1972, debt for kindergarten to 12th-grade schools is the largest category at $53 billion, according to the state’s finance department. Next is transportation, with $33 billion approved.
No measures for state funding of education are on the ballot Tuesday. In 2016, voters approved $9 billion in borrowing for kindergarten through community colleges.
Here are the statewide bond measures:
- Proposition 1:
- $4 billion for affordable housing
- Proposition 2:
- $2 billion for supportive housing for homeless people who are mentally ill
- Proposition 3:
- $8.877 billion for water projects and habitat protection
- Proposition 4:
- $1.5 billion for children’s hospitals
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