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State of California March 2, 2004 Election
Directory of California State Propositions
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Proposition 55. Kindergarten -University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2004 -- State of California (Bond Act Put on the Ballot by the Legislature - Majority Approval Required)
3,181,725 / 50.8% Yes votes ...... 3,076,099 / 49.2% No votes
Should the state sell twelve billion three hundred million dollars ($12,300,000,000) in general obligation bonds for construction and renovation of K-12 school facilities and higher education facilities?

Proposition 56. State Budget, Related Taxes, Reserve, Voting Requirements, Penalties -- State of California (Constitutional Amendment and Statute, put on the Ballot by Petition Signatures - Majority Approval Required)
2,151,359 / 34.3% Yes votes ...... 4,113,036 / 65.7% No votes
Should the State Constitution and certain statutes be amended to allow the state legislature to pass the state budget and budget-related tax and appropriation bills with a 55 percent vote, and to make other changes to the budget process?

Proposition 57. The Economic Recovery Bond Act -- State of California (Bond Act, put on the Ballot by the Legislature - Majority Approval Required)
3,991,044 / 63.3% Yes votes ...... 2,312,254 / 36.7% No votes
Should the state of California borrow 15 billion dollars ($15,000,000,000) through the sale of bonds to provide financing for California's budget deficit?

Proposition 58. The California Balanced Budget Act -- State of California (Legislative Constitutional Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
4,461,157 / 71.1% Yes votes ...... 1,813,507 / 28.9% No votes
Should the state Constitution be amended to require that the state adopt a balanced budget and provide for mid-year adjustments if the budget falls out of balance? Should the Constitution also include state budget reserve requirements and limits on future borrowing to finance budget deficits?

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