Voters rejecting Prop 1D

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians don’t want to steer funding from young children to help the state’s struggling finances.

Voters
on Tuesday rejected Proposition 1D, leaving $1.7 billion in a program
that voters created 11 years ago for children age 5 and under.

Lawmakers
in February proposed redirecting money from the program known as First
5 as part of a budget deal intended to help close the state’s $42
billion deficit.

The program is funded through higher tobacco
taxes. Critics argued the measure would be a blow to a program that
each year takes in less money as fewer Californians smoke.

Lawmakers have warned they would have to make cuts in other children’s programs if voters rejected the measure.

One thought on “Voters rejecting Prop 1D

  1. Don’t worry, the dictators will find a way around it, or jam a new tax down our throats. Money to a politician is the same as heroin to a junkie. They have to have it, and will stop at nothing to get it.

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