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Californians to Vote on Massive Bond

By Linda Jacobson — May 16, 2006 1 min read

Californians will vote this November on a $10.4 billion bond issue that would help modernize K-12 and higher education facilities and build new facilities to accommodate the state’s growing student population.

The measure is part of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s $37 billion “strategic growth plan,” which was approved by the state legislature May 6. Other projects include road, bridge, and levee improvements, as well as affordable housing.

Under the plan, $500 million would be spent on construction of charter schools; $1.9 billion would be allocated for new school construction to relieve overcrowding; and $500 million would be spent on facilities for career and technical education.

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