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Election 2018: Proposition 2 Would Use Revenue from 'Millionaire's Tax' to Fund Homeless Housing

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Voting booths sit at a New York City Board of Elections voting machine facility warehouse, November 3, 2016 in the Bronx borough in New York City. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

California’s Proposition 2 would finance a $2 billion bond for homeless housing using revenue from California’s “millionaire tax” passed in 2004 to fund mental health services. Advocates of the proposition argue that many mentally ill people also face homelessness and that stable housing is key to effective treatment. But opponents of Proposition 2 believe it diverts funds from treatment services and benefits developers more than the mentally ill. Forum hears from both sides of the debate.

KQED’s Proposition Guide

Guests:

Gigi Crowder, executive director, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Contra Costa County<br />

Guy Marzorati, reporter, KQED's California Politics and Government Desk<br />

Darrell Steinberg, mayor, Sacramento; former president pro tempore, California State Senate<br />

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