Referendum 52: Vote YES (State Referendum)
This measure is a great example of how environmental measures can improve schools, kids’ health, and create thousands of jobs. This unprecedented measure will have national significance if it gains a majority of the voters' approval this fall.
The state will borrow up to 500 million dollars in the form of general obligation bonds to support efficiency improvements in public school buildings. Savings on energy bills would go right back to the schools.
Referendum 52 will create up to 38,000 jobs and has the potential to offset the use of over 978,000 tons of CO2, equal to removing 130,000 cars off the road.
This energy reduction will lessen the need for coal-powered generation and creates energy which replaces coal power as we transition to a coal-free region.