SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act in 2012, raising taxes on corporations. Voters were told the additional revenues would fund energy-efficiency projects, and the Legislature decided it would create jobs by spending the money on school energy upgrades.
A look at the promises of Proposition 39:
Number of jobs expected per year: 11,000
Number of jobs created overall: 1,700
Amount of tax revenues expected annually: $550 million
Amount of tax revenues received: $381 million (2013), $279 million (2014), $313 million (2015)
Amount of money expected for schools: $973 million
Amount of money given to schools: $297 million