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Proposition 204

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Proposition 204 - Education Tax

EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2013, PERMANENTLY INCREASES THE STATE SALES TAX BY ONE CENT PER DOLLAR FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS, AND HUMAN SERVICES; FORBIDS REDUCTIONS TO CURRENT K-12 AND UNIVERSITY FUNDING LEVELS; AND FORBIDS REDUCTIONS TO THE CURRENT STATE SALES TAX BASE.

A "yes" vote shall have the effect of permanently increasing the state sales tax by one cent per dollar, effective June 1, 2013, for the purpose of funding educational programs, public transportation infrastructure projects, and human services. It forbids reductions to current K-12 and university funding levels and forbids reductions to the current state sales tax base.
    
A "no" vote shall have the effect of not increasing the state sales tax by one cent per one dollar, beginning June 1, 2013.

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