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BALLOT MEASURE SUMMARY 


PROP 88

Education Funding. Real Property Parcel Tax.
Initiative Constitutional Amendment
and Statute.

SUMMARY            Put on the Ballot by Petition Signatures
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. Fiscal Impact: State parcel tax revenue of roughly $450 million annually, allocated to school districts for specified education programs.


WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS
YES
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.

NO
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.


ARGUMENTS
PRO
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.

CON
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!


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
FOR
Yes on 88—Taxpayers for Better
  Schools and Smaller Classes
1107 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 448-3868
VoteFor88@EdVoice.org
www.VoteFor88.org
AGAINST
Californians Against the Statewide Parcel
  Property Tax
925 University Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 927-1512
info@NoProp88.com
www.NoProp88.com







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