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California Voters Approve Measure That Aims to House Homeless

A California bond initiative that enables the issuance of $6.4 billion in bonds to pay for housing for people with addiction and mental health issues was approved by voters in a razor-thin race on Wednesday, reports Courthouse News Service. Of the new "millionaire" tax implemented in 2004, counties will now spend about two-thirds of the funds they receive on housing and programs for homeless people with serious mental illness and substance abuse issues. 

Opponent group Californians Against Prop 1 said in a statement Wednesday the measure could be a “humanitarian disaster” if mismanaged. The results will officially be certified by the state on April 12.


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