What Is California's Proposition 10?

California Proposition 10, the Children and Families Act of 1998, levies a tax on cigarettes and tobacco products to provide funding for early childhood development programs. The tax has raised new revenue of about $750 million annually, according to the California Secretary of State.

Proposition 10 may also refer to the failed 2008 initiative known as the California Alternative Fuels Initiative, according to Wikipedia. This proposed state statute sought to fund renewable energy projects and help consumers purchase energy-efficient vehicles. Opponents argued that over a 30-year period, the initiative would take $10 billion out of the state’s fund. The proposition failed with only 41 percent of the vote.