The numbers: California measure fails clean energy promises

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Posted: Aug 17, 2015 1:17 AM

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

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Amount of tax revenues expected annually: $550 million

Amount of tax revenues received: $381 million (2013), $279 million (2014), $313 million (2015)

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Amount of money expected for schools: $973 million

Amount of money given to schools: $297 million


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