Prop 5 would allocate $460 million per year from the state budget to expand treatment programs for criminals convicted of drug and other offenses.
My vote: No.
Why: Many reasons. High on the list include the allocation of yet more state funds (bad), the creation of yet more state agencies (worse), etc. Part of the reason California is in this financial mess is because we vote in all these Props that sound good and obligate us to spend money on things, whether we have the money or not. This is a prime example of that kind of stuff.