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State of California March 7, 2000 Election
Proposition 20
California State Lottery. Allocation for Instructional Materials.

Legislative Initiative Amendment

3,692,563 / 53.0% Yes votes ...... 3,280,210 / 47.0% No votes

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Information shown below: Summary | Yes/No Meaning | Official Information | Arguments |
Summary Prepared by the State Attorney General:
Provides one-half of any increase beyond the current amount allocated to public education from state lottery revenues be allocated for purchase of instructional materials. Fiscal Impact: In the near term, tens of millions of dollars in annual lottery revenues that go to public education would be earmarked for instructional materials, with unknown earmarked amounts in future years.

Meaning of Voting Yes/No
A YES vote of this measure means:
Fifty percent of any increase (above the 1997 98 level) in California State Lottery revenues allocated to public education would be earmarked to purchase instructional materials for K 12 public schools and community colleges.

A NO vote of this measure means:
There would be no change in the way lottery revenues are allocated to public education.

Official Sources of Information
Arguments Submitted to the Secretary of State

Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 20:
California is experiencing an alarming textbook shortage. Proposition 20 would help end this shortage by creating a continuous long-term supply of funds for textbooks, without increasing taxes. It would require that the schools spend half of any growth in lottery education revenues on textbooks and instructional materials.

Full Text of Argument In Favor, Rebuttal

Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 20:
Prop. 20 reduces local control. You can now use lottery money for textbooks, safety equipment, or computers. This proposition forces you to spend half of new money for textbooks. If you already have books, you could not use the money for other needs. That is wrong. Vote No.

Full Text of Argument Against, Rebuttal

Contact FOR Proposition 20:
Assemblyman Tony Cardenas
Schoolbooks For The Children
915 L St., PMB-C101
Sacramento, CA 95814

Contact AGAINST Proposition 20:
David Pegos (916) 319-2025

  Official Information

Secretary of State

Nonpartisan Information

Easy Reading Voter Guide

EdSource League of Women Voters California Voter Foundation Secretary of State News and Analysis

Los Angeles Times

Palm Springs Desert Sun Sacramento Bee
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