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May 2009 Special Election

18th Edition

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Proposition 1A - State Budget. Changes California Budget Process. Fail
Limits State Spending. Increases “Rainy Day” Budget Stabilization Fund.

Legislative Constitutional Amendment

Official Summary:

What a Yes or No Vote Means

A “YES” vote on this measure means: Various state budgeting practices would be changed. In some cases, the state would set aside more money in one of its “rainy day” reserve funds. Higher state taxes recently passed would be extended for up to two years.

A “NO” vote on this measure means: No changes would be made to state’s current budgeting practices or its rainy day reserve funds. Higher state taxes recently passed would end by 2010–11.

Official Voter Guide page

This page features the Legislative Analyst's analysis, pro-con arguments, legislative votes and the full proposition text.

Campaign Web Sites and Contact Information

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments

News Stories

This page provides excerpts from and links to news coverage of the propositions on the ballot.

Follow the Money

Proposition 1A
Campaign funds raised through May 2, 2009




Total Raised



Top Donors





California Teachers Association
Burlingame, CA


California State Council of Service Employees Issues Committee
Sacramento, CA


Governor Schwarzenegger's
California Dream Team
Burbank, CA


California Faculty Association
Sacramento, CA


National Education Association
Washington, DC


American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees CA Issues
Sacramento, CA


A. Jerrold Perenchio
Partner, Chartwell Partners, LLC
Los Angeles, CA


California Federation of Teachers, Aft, Afl-Cio Cft Cope Prop / Ballot Committee
Burbank, CA


Chevron Corporation
San Ramon, CA


. Protect Prop. 13, A Project of The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
Santa Monica, CA



Note: several ballot measure committees are supporting or opposing more than one proposition on the ballot. Total amounts raised represent the grand totals raised by these committees in support of multiple propositions.

Detailed information about all contributors for and against Proposition 1A is available from campaign finance reports at Cal-Access, the Secretary of State's campaign disclosure web site.

To view the most recent contributions, select a committee and click "Late and $5000+ Contributions Received".



This page was first published on April 14, 2009 | Last updated on July 26, 2010
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