LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
State of California
March 7, 2000 Election|
Repeal of Proposition 10 Tobacco Surtax
Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute
27.8% Yes votes ......
72.2% No votes
Index of all Propositions
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Yes/No Meaning |
Official Information |
Repeals additional $. 50 per
pack tax on cigarettes and equivalent increase in tax on
tobacco products enacted by Proposition 10. Eliminates
funding for Proposition 10 child development and anti-smoking
programs. Fiscal Impact: Reduced state revenues
and expenditures of $670 million annually. Annual
decreases in other state General Fund revenues of $7 million
and local government revenues of $6 million. Loss of potential
long-term state and local savings.
- A YES vote of this measure means:
- The increase in the excise tax on cigarettes and on
other tobacco products, approved by the voters at the
November 1998 election, would be repealed and therefore these
revenues, used primarily for early childhood development
programs, would not be raised.
- A NO vote of this measure means:
- The increase in the excise tax on cigarettes and on other
tobacco products, approved by the voters at the November 1998
election, would continue and the revenues would be used
primarily to fund early childhood development programs.
- Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 28:
- Prop 28 is good for young
children, families and taxpayers. It repeals Prop 10's
$700 million bureaucracy. Prop 10 was poorly drafted. It's an
invitation for waste and fraud. Prop 28 reduces taxes paid by
smokers by 50 cents per pack. Prop 28 emphasizes parental
responsibility. www. voteprop 28. com or call
Full Text of Argument In Favor,
- Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 28:
- Prop 28 was put on the ballot
by the tobacco industry to kill anti-smoking programs that
have reduced tobacco sales by 30 percent. In addition, Prop
28 will slash over $600 million a year from children's health
and pre-school education programs. Say No to tobacco.
Vote No on Prop 28.
Full Text of Argument Against,
- Contact FOR Proposition 28:
- Ned Roscoe
President of Cigarettes Cheaper!
- Contact AGAINST Proposition 28:
- No on Prop 28 Campaign
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