2018 VOTER GUIDE: A look at California's Prop 4: Children's hospital bonds initiative

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- In the November election, California voters decided on 11 propositions.

Prop 4 passed, here's everything you need to know about the proposition.

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PROPOSITION 4:

Authorizes bonds funding construction at hospitals providing children's health care. Initiative statute

SUMMARY:

A YES vote supports authorizing the State to issue $ 1.4 Billion in bonds to build, expand, renovate, and equip children's hospitals in California. This includes 13 hospitals across California.

In the Bay Area, this would benefit UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital & Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (Stanford).



HOW DID IT GET ON MY BALLOT:

Backers of Prop. 4 collected enough signatures of registered California voters to qualify it as a ballot measure.

MAJOR BACKERS:

California Children's Hospital Association, California Teachers Association, Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (Stanford)

MAJOR OPPONENTS:

A private citizen named Gary Wesley has written the official "Opponent's Argument" against Prop. 4. There are no major groups or elected officials who have stated their opposition.

IMPACT TO TAXPAYERS:

State estimates the bond would cost taxpayers $ 2.9 Billion over 35 years.

*NOTE: All information regarding donations as backers or opponents of a ballot measure reflects financial disclosures made to California's Secretary of State as of September 7, 2018.

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