by David Safier
In 2000, voters passed Proposition 301 that increased sales taxes to fund salary hikes for teachers and extras for the classroom. But there was another part as well:
Apparently the exact meaning of the annual increase stipulation is being questioned by Republicans.
Their "smaller part" would mean an $8.2 million inflation adjustment. The accepted interpretation would result in a $102 million adjustment.
But hey, don't worry, if they get the power to cut the adjustment, that doesn't mean they'll use it.
. . . Kavanagh said lawmakers just want the ability to move money around to give both the state and districts more flexibility.
"When the dust settles, we're going to give the schools as much as we can," he said.
If Kavanagh says to trust him, I guess that means we're in good hands.