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Assembly Education Chair Brownley Introduces $6.1 Billion K-14 School Facilities Bond

By Jeff Hudson - June 24, 2010

A bill by Assemblywoman Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica) that would authorize $4.6 billion in Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bonds for K-12 education projects will be heard by the Assembly Education Committee on Wednesday.

The Brownley bill – AB 220 – includes a proposed $2.5 billion for new construction of K-12 facilities, as well as $1 billion in K-12 modernization funds.  There would also be bond funding for overcrowding relief grants, charter schools, career technical education, and other categories.

The bill also includes a proposed $1.5 billion in bond funding for projects at community colleges and campuses in the California State University and University of California systems.

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Editor's Note:   Jeff Hudson is the editor of EdBrief and an award-winning education reporter and writer in print, radio and television media.