Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday came out against a $9-billion school bond measure that will go before voters in November, erecting a political hurdle for advocates of new spending on school construction.
"I am against the developers' $9-billion bond," Brown said in a statement to The Times. "It's a blunderbuss effort that promotes sprawl and squanders money that would be far better spent in low-income communities."
Brown has hinted in the past at his displeasure with the ballot proposal.
When he unveiled his budget plan last month, the governor said the bond measure would not change the state program that determines how school facilities are built and...