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10th Edition, March 2004 Primary Election

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Proposition 56: State Budget, Related Taxes, and Reserve. Voting Requirements. Penalties. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed

Official Summary

Permits enactment of budget and budget-related tax/appropriation bills with 55% vote. Legislature, Governor forfeit compensation each day budget is late. Fiscal Impact: Varying impacts from lowering the vote requirement for budget-related measures — including changes in spending and potentially significant increases in state tax revenues in some years. Impacts would depend on the composition and actions of future Legislatures.

Campaign Web Sites and Contact Information

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments

Yes on Proposition 56:

No on Proposition 56:

For More Information, CVF Recommends...

The California Secretary of State publishes the Official Voter Information Guide with both a Quick Summary and Detailed Information about Proposition 56. The Secretary of State can also tell you who is raising and spending money on Prop 56 through Cal-Access, its campaign finance website.

Other good nonpartisan resources include the League of Women Voters' Pro/Con Analysis and In-Depth Analysis of Proposition 56, and the Easy Reading Voter Guide.

This page was first published on February 12, 2004 | Last updated on February 10, 2006
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