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Stop Prop 49, a Committee against Proposition 49
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of California
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Proposition 49 is a bad approach to a good cause. We support a variety of programs designed to give children safe, healthy places to go when they are not in school and programs that provide constructive activities for them.
But Proposition 49 would unfairly take one program with a powerful sponsor and give it funding off the top of the budget process every year. Even in tough economic times when it will take money away from more critical needs like health care, public safety and other school programs. Even if it requires taxes to be raised. Even if it isn't the best after school program or the one that best fits the needs of our community.
Needs and priorities change, and new proposals compete with old ones for funding in the annual budget process. But this program creates a permanent spending contract costing $550,000,000 each year, unless it is repealed by another state ballot measure. Is this fair?
If Prop 49 passes, others with the money or name recognition to mount an expensive ballot campaign will try the same ploy to protect their pet programs. Each time one succeeds, there will be less money available for other needs, making future budget battles in Sacramento even more formidable.
Stop Proposition 49.