California’s public schools, underfunded since the 2008 recession, face further cuts under Gov. Newsom’s proposed budget.
Gov. Newsom’s revised budget puts programs aimed at addressing disparities in access to vital services on the chopping block.
In a Capital & Main interview, State Controller Betty Yee casts doubt about the prospects for Prop. 13 reform and other initiatives.
Still pending in a follow-up budget bill is language that would limit the ability of charter schools to cherry-pick enrollment.
Among other things, the ballot measure could endanger the bullet train, one of Governor Jerry Brown’s favorite projects, by giving Republicans a say over how cap-and-trade money is spent.