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Gov. Jerry Brown resists unzipping school construction wallet
Gov. Jerry Brown resists unzipping school construction wallet

Who can be against building, modernizing or repairing schools? It's good for children and creates jobs. It improves learning and stimulates the economy. It's like motherhood and apple pie. Who dares dump on that? Well, behind closed doors in the Capitol, a debt-dumping governor, for one. There's a school construction bond bill that has sailed through the Assembly and five committees with 122 "yes" votes — Democrat and Republican — and not a single "no." But its chances of passing the Senate and making it to the November state ballot seem slim. Although Gov. Jerry Brown has taken no position publicly, he has strongly signaled his...

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