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California Initiative Aids Colleges

by Theresa Harrington, John Fensterwald, and Ashley Hopkinson

California voters have approved all three education-related initiatives on the Nov. 8 ballot, based on 100 percent of returns reported by the California Secretary of State.

Proposition 55, which will extend the state income tax on high-income earners that raises billions of dollars a year for K-12 schools and community colleges, was handily approved by a 62.1 percent majority. Proposition 58, which would end restrictions on bilingual education, received overwhelming voter support, with a 72.4 percent yes vote.

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