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Poll: More than half of respondents support California's Prop 13

Posted at 11:41 AM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 14:41:08-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — In a scientific 10News/Union-Tribune poll, more than half of respondents said they supported California's Proposition 13.

At least 51 percent of 907 respondents said they intend to vote "yes" for the proposition. Another 32 percent said they plan to vote "no," and 17 percent were not sure how they would vote yet.

If passed, Proposition 13 would authorize the state to issue $15 billion in bonds for repairs, construction, and modernization at public preschools, K-12 schools, community colleges, and universities.

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Under the bond, $9 billion would be used for preschool and K-12 schools, $4 billion will go to universities, and $2 billion will be used for community colleges.

In total, the California Legislative Analyst says the state would pay $26 billion in total, after $11 billion in interest, over 35 years. The analysis also shows the proposition could cost taxpayers an additional $740 million per year for 35 years.

Here's how those bonds would fund California education:

$9 billion for preschool and K-12

  • $2.8 billion for new construction of school facilities
  • $5.2 billion for modernization of school facilities
  • $500 million for providing school facilities to charter schools
  • $500 million for facilities for career and technical education programs

$4 billion for universities

  • $2 billion for capital outlay financing needs of the California State Universities
  • $2 billion for capital outlay financing needs of the University of California and Hastings College of Law

Community colleges $2 billion

  • $2 billion for capital outlay financing needs of community colleges