Tuesday, May 19: California special election quick hit
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Visit the League of Women Voters (http://ca.lwv.org) to read about the propositions in full under "The Next Election" on the main page. See who supports and opposes the measures. If you don't have time to read the background on the propositions, scroll down to read "what a yes or no vote means" and a summary of the proponents and opponents arguments.

In a nutshell:

• Prop. 1A changes the state constitution to limit government spending and increase the "rainy day" fund.

• Prop. 1B amends the state constitution to set aside $9.3 billion in supplemental education funds to replace Prop. 98 that requires a minimum level of state funding for schools and community colleges.

• Prop. 1C allows California to borrow against future lottery profits, enhance the flexibility of the lottery to increase its profitability, and replace lottery payments to education with increased education funding from the state's general fund.

• Prop. 1D redirects funds for early childhood development programs to temporarily pay for the state's general fund costs for existing programs for children up to age five and to help balance the budget.

• Prop. 1E redirects funding that expands mental health programs to the state's general fund for two years.

• Prop. 1F prohibits the governor, members of the legislature and other elected officials from receiving pay raises when the state is running a deficit.

The League of Women Voters opposes Prop. 1A, 1C, 1D and 1E.
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