- Newsmaker: Prop 47 Funds $13 Billion for School Construction
Proposition 47 on next week-s ballot would authorize the largest school construction bond in state history, $13 billion to build new schools and modernize old ones. Nanette Asimov, who writes about education for the San Francisco Chronicle, has more on the proposition that-s supported by school advocate groups throughout the state.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Touch-Screen Voting Offers Unique Experience
Touching screen ballots are the latest innovation for California voters. The alternative method of voting is now available at 21 locations in Los Angeles County, and even contains an audio instruction component, designed for voters who can-t see. Dr. Flora Beck, a retired school psychologist who is legally blind, praises the technology that affords her privacy and independence in the voting booth.