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Proposition 82: Preschool Education. Tax on Incomes Over $400,000 for Individuals; $800,000 for Couples. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed


Establishes voluntary preschool education for all four-year olds. Funded by 1.7% tax on individual income over $400,000; couples' income over $800,000. Fiscal Impact: Increased annual revenues of $2.1 billion in 2007-08, growing with the economy in future years. All revenues would be spent on the new preschool program. Full Text of Proposition (PDF)

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Follow the Money

Detailed information about all contributors for and against Prop. 82 is available through Cal-Access, the Secretary of State's campaign finance website. To view the most recent contributions, select a committee and click "Late and $5000+ Contributions Received".

Major contributors supporting Prop. 82 as of May 14, 2006 include: California Teachers Association Issues PAC; California State Council of Service Employees Issue PAC; Rob Reiner and Michelle Singer Reiner, Producer, Castle Rock Entertainment, and Homemaker, Beverly Hills; Pat A. Stryker, Philanthropist, Fort Collins, CO; Carl Reiner, Entertainer, Beverly Hills; American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees; and Action Against Crime & Violence Fund, Washington, DC. In addition, a large number of smaller contributions have come from venture capitalists and individuals in the entertainment industry.

Major contributors opposing Prop. 82 as of May 14, 2006 include: Baron Real Estate, Inc., Redondo Beach; William K. Bowes, Founding Partner, U.S. Venture Partners, Menlo Park; Cypress Management Company, Inc., Los Angeles; California Business PAC; Charles B Johnson, Chairman, Franklin Resources, Inc., San Mateo; Franklin P. Johnson, General Partner, Asset Management Partners, Palo Alto; and Ameriquest Capital Corporation, Orange. In addition, a large number of smaller contributions have come from a variety of California businesses and business executives, including venture capitalists and investors.

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