Proposition 31 will change several things that affects California's budget process and outcome. Some key changes include moving from a one- to two-year budget cycle, prohibiting $25 million expenditures by the legislature unless revenues or spending cuts are identified, and allowing the Governor to cut the budget "unilaterally during declared fiscal emergencies if Legislature fails to act," according to the state's official ballot summary.
The budget reform prop is intended to bring more transparency to the process while giving Californians value for their tax dollars, according to proponents.
: Database developed by Brian Frank
. Additional reporting by Daniel Medina
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