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Proposition 55  would extend a temporary personal income tax on those making $250,000 per year. The money would be slated for education and healthcare.

Prop 55: Tax extension to fund education and healthcare

Proposition 55 would extend a temporary personal income tax on those making $250,000 per year. The money would be slated for education and healthcare.

from Olney in L.A.

The Governor of California appoints the State Board of Education, which sets policy.

California Democrats Duke It Out for Schools Chief

The Governor of California appoints the State Board of Education, which sets policy.

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Public schools, colleges and universities are already reeling after years of multi-billion dollar reductions. But the over-all budget gap will soon be $28 billion.

Jerry Brown: The Budget and Education

Public schools, colleges and universities are already reeling after years of multi-billion dollar reductions. But the over-all budget gap will soon be $28 billion.

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