After intensive down-to-the-wire negotiations, legislative leaders and staff from the governor’s office have agreed on legislation to place a $15 billion preschool, K-12 and higher education construction bond before voters in March 2020.
The $9 billion that will go to K-12 will be slightly less than Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach, had proposed with Assembly Bill 48, but the distribution of the money will be significantly different.
Gov. Newsom, lawmakers still negotiating K-14 construction bond
School districts have been clamoring for more state funding, since money from the last state bond has been spent or committed. In return, as part of the deal, the California Department of Finance and the staff of Gov. Gavin Newsom got a major concession: an