Every year, state lawmakers and the Governor approve a budget for the General Fund that has to balance planned spending with expected revenue. When they pass laws during the year, they do not have to say where the money to pay for any new costs will come from.
What Prop 31 would do if it passes:
People for Prop 31 say (www.accountableca.org):
People against Prop 31 say (www.Prop31Facts.com):