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November bond deal may prove hard to close

As the Capitol recovers from its bond-financing hangover, the challenge of
getting a bond on the November ballot is more complicated than the puzzle of
a June deal. If there is going to be a deal for the fall, legislative
leaders will have to negotiate amid the summer’s annual budget
wrangling–just as the gubernatorial campaign picks up steam.

“People need to remember that getting it done [in June] was important,” said
Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland. Now, “you are going to see a
lot of other forces entering this, including partisan politics with the
November elections


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