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Brown administration opposes $9-billion schools bond
Brown administration opposes $9-billion schools bond

Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration came out Monday against a $9-billion school-facilities bond proposed by California lawmakers for the November statewide ballot. As a result, the bill proposing the bond measure was put on the suspense file for at least a week by Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) told the committee that it has been too long since a statewide school bond measure was approved in 2006 and that school facilities are deteriorating. Responding to proposals to delay the bond, Buchanan said the bond measure may not be possible for the November 2016 ballot because there are talks about...