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California lawmakers pass education and drug bills, strike Prop. 187
California lawmakers pass education and drug bills, strike Prop. 187

California community colleges could offer four-year degrees for the first time, and suspension of defiant schoolchildren would be curtailed, under proposals sent to Gov. Jerry Brown by the Legislature on Thursday. Bids to reduce sentences for some drug crimes and to expunge from state law all remnants of Proposition 187 also were headed to Brown. The proposition, passed by voters in 1994 to bar state services to immigrants in the country illegally, was ultimately ruled unconstitutional by the courts but was never struck from the books. Lawmakers also sent the governor a measure to outlaw the image of the Confederate flag on most items displayed or sold by the state. Tempers began...

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