Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law about 100 bills related to education or children's issues. Most came from the Assembly. Some 26 were vetoed based on an EdSource tally of the bills that made it to his desk this year.
The new proposed grants for housing, books and transportation could cost the state as much as $1.6 billion a year. Gov. Jerry Brown's office described that as a noble goal, but wonders where the funding would come from.
In a sign of how much term limits are affecting the legislative process in California, freshman legislators have been appointed to chair four out of six key committees handling education and children's issues – even though they had no prior experience as lawmakers in the state Capital.