May 19th, 2009
08:13 PM ET
6 years ago

California voting on budget crisis measures

(CNN) – Voters in California went to the polls for a special election Tuesday to vote on budget measures designed to reduce the state's growing deficit, which has been called a "financial Armageddon."

Residents will weigh in on six different propositions - a mixture of tax changes, borrowing, reforms and shifting of funds - to determine the rigorousness of budget cuts for the next year.

If the propositions fail, the governor said he will have to make cuts to schooling and health care and would likely need to release a large number of inmates from the state's prison system.

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