California has this strange direct funding system, where the electorate can mandate a given amount of funding for a specific line item, and not involve the politicians in the future decision making. Wikipedia doesn’t have an article on proposition 82 yet (I might make one…), but here is an example of a previous proposition.
Proposition 82 proposes free preschool education for all California kids (these guys have the noon82.com site as well as the yeson82.com site). It does have opposition though.
It’s strange living somewhere where I get no say in the political process, and where I don’t feel obligated to live with the long term effects of any given change. So, I say give me the free stuff!