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California Infrastructure Bond Passes

Proposition 1-D, a $10-billion state school bond, squeaked by with 52 percent of the vote. The bond is part of a larger infrastructure package designed to rebuild California. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintoca

California Infrastructure Bond Passes

Propostion 1-D will pump millions into local school districts, community colleges and public universities across the state. California educators were surprised the measure wasn’t a slam dunk with voters. Prop. 1-D organizer Frank Caso says the bond’s hefty price tag and project list may have intimidated residents.  

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<b> Caso: </b> This bond dealt with not only building and rebuilding new schools but also providing the technologies we need. So its hard thing to do.

San Diego County is eligible for $200 million under Prop 1-D. Meanwhile Prop. 88, which would have introduced a new property tax, was soundly defeated. The state funding measure would have paid for class-size reduction programs and instructional materials.