New Bill: Education Finance Reform, Cigarette Tax, Budget Cuts for state Officials During the Crisis

This bill would call a statewide special election to be held on June 10, 2010. The bill would place 6 measures before the voters at that election, including:

(1) a legislative constitutional amendment relating to budget reform, (2) a legislative constitutional amendment relating to education finance, (3) a legislative measure relating to the California State Lottery, (4) a legislative measure relating to Proposition 10 approved by the voters at the November 3, 1998, statewide general election,(The 50 cent tax on cigarettes with funding going to education) (5) a legislative measure relating to Proposition 63 approved by the voters at the November 2, 2004, statewide general election(Mental Health Services Act), and (6) a legislative constitutional amendment relating to the pay of state officers in the event there is an operating deficit in the state budget.