California Governor Opposes School Construction Bill In Private


The Los Angeles Times (7/24, Skelton) reports that the “debt-dumping governor” of California Jerry Brown is opposing a school construction bill privately, although he hasn’t taken a public stance on the measure. Insiders say that the trouble with the school bill is that the need is “spotty” and not universal. Urban districts are losing enrollment, while some outlier, less expensive, areas are seeing their numbers of children multiply. The bill would let the state issue bonds to cover the costs of school construction, but the governor is opposed to issuing new bonds.