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Record Education Pork Barrel Projects in California’s Largest State Budget

Part ll: Public education budget, K-12 and higher ed

By Katy Grimes, June 13, 2019 5:03 am

California’s largest state budget ever — $214 billion — is larded with a record number of local pork-barrel projects injected by individual legislators, often in exchange for “horse trading”  votes on passage of certain pieces of legislation.

There is pork in every aspect of this budget as California Globe is reporting this week: General Government Augmentations in 2019-20 Budget, Education, Resources and Transportation, Health and Human Services, and Public Safety. 

This article will address the K-12 Education and Higher Education 2019-20 Budget – nearly $230 million of extras:

K-12 and Higher Education Augmentations

TOTAL: nearly $230,000,000 million 

Katy Grimes

Katy Grimes, the Editor of the California Globe, is a long-time Investigative Journalist covering the California State Capitol, and the co-author of California's War Against Donald Trump: Who Wins? Who Loses?
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