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Schools, prison realignment stay level with Prop. 30

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 28th, 2012

SOUTH MONTEREY COUNTY — In the Nov. 6 election, Proposition 30 was looked as the saving grace for local area schools, while also assisting with public safety realignment prison funding. The public voted the proposition in, and it appears there were misconceptions about it.

California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer told the Los Angeles Times that no sooner than it became clear Prop. 30 would win did his phone start ringing. Everybody wanted a piece of it.

“They had to be reminded the money has already been spent,” Lockyer told the Times.

“Unfortunately, because of the political campaign and media blitz, there are some members of the public who think that now that Prop 30 has passed, schools will be getting more money,” said Gonzales Unified School District Supervisor Elizabeth Modena. “This is incorrect. The passing of Prop 30 did not mean more money to schools; it means no more money will be cut from schools for the moment.”

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