Can someone translate this for me? This is the proposed CA budget being voted on. I haven't heard that anything has been passed yet though (I keep checking). I will include it in the body of this post, and include the link... Wat exactly does all of this mean for education (especially the last line). Thanks! http://yubanet.com/california/California-Budget-Snapshot-February-14-2009.php Prop. 98 Education -- Prop. 98 NOT suspended, but funded at minimum guarantee level. -- Major reductions in current and budget years totaling $8.6 billion, but actual level of programmatic cuts is much less with deferrals, swaps, and other changes making up the remainder. -- Current-year adjustments: - Programmatic cuts: $2.65 billion. - K-12 cuts split 50-50 between revenue limits and categorical programs (categorical cuts are across-the-board). - No cuts to four categoricals: Special Ed., Economic Impact Aid, K-3 Class Size Reduction, and School Lunches. - Deferral (current-year to budget year): $2.8 billion. - Counting current-year appropriation toward Prop. 98 "settle-up" $1.1 billion. - Using Public Transit Account (rather than General Fund) for Home-to-School Transportation: $618 million. -- Budget-year adjustments: - Programmatic funding: about the same as current year (no COLA). - Cuts again split 50-50 between revenue limits and categoricals. - Same categoricals protected as current year (Special Ed., EIA, CSR, lunch). -- Long-term stability for school funding: - Governor proposed to not recognize $9.3 billion owed to schools as Prop. 98 "maintenance factor" which would have been a permanent reduction, compromise package restores the $9.3 billion over a period of years.