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Education likely target after Prop 301, 302 defeats

Facing a $450 million hole in their plan to close the state's budget deficit, GOP lawmakers are likely to respond to the failure of Propositions 301 and 302 with cuts to education, two economists said.... Read more»

Leaders: Rejection of fund-transfer propositions means deep cuts

Voters rejected two ballot propositions Tuesday that would have transferred almost $450 million from two voter-approved funds to address the state budget deficit.... Read more»

Prop. 301 pits reeling state budget against preserving open space

The Legislature referred Proposition 301, also called the Land Conservation Fund Transfer, to have voters decide whether $123.5 million in state funds will be kept for preservation projects or siphoned into the general fund to balance the budget.... Read more»