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Brown should bend on school bonds
Brown should bend on school bonds

SACRAMENTO — Since when did the state government chipping in to help build classrooms for kids become a bad thing? Since Jerry Brown returned as governor, that's when. Correct that: It's not a bad thing for most people in the state Capitol — only the contrarian governor. Brown just doesn't like selling bonds — borrowing — and acquiring debt. And you can't entirely fault him. That's generally a wise policy in the abstract. The governor's proposed $113-billion general fund budget already spends $6 billion paying off various infrastructure bonds, including $2.4 billion for school construction. Since 2000, California voters have...

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