Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's budget-rescue plan is a "patch and repair Band-Aid to get us through this tough year," state Sen. Joe Simitian said Saturday in a Palo Alto presentation. But don't bank on it becoming reality, he warned.
The proposal to sell bonds to borrow against future revenue from the state lottery to help erase this year's $17 billion state budget deficit may spare local school districts from large budget cuts, Sen. Simitian told local school officials and parents Saturday.
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