One of the major reasons that we are over the K-12 Constitutional Aggregate Expenditure Spending Limit[AEL] is that over $600 million of dollars from the Classroom Stite Fund[Prop 301] are no longer exempt from the limit. History shows that 20 years ago this same problem existed. However, at that time, not only did the legislature override the limit but the legislature, with the support of state leaders, put a proposed amendment  on the ballot to exempt the revenues from the Classroom Site Fund  for the twenty years that the funding was authorized. The amendment passed by a significant margin. When the legislature authorized  a new twenty year extension of the Classroom Site Fund, they failed to get voter authorization to exempt these dollars  from the limit. This link to the attachment provides details about the constitutional amendment from twenty years ago, including no statements of opposition but many statements of support from state leaders .

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