The League of Women Voters of Butte County hosted a meeting Saturday morning at the First Baptist Church on Palmetto Avenue. They discussed public education funding and several propositions coming up on the November ballot.
The meeting included a panel of speakers made up of local education specialists. Propositions 30, 31, and 38 were also discussed. They wanted to discuss what would happen if these measures pass or fail. Props 30 and 38 will raise California's taxes without ending cuts to education and social services. And Prop 38 will change the state budget process and give more power to local governments. The group's president, Betsy Kruger, says, "Proposition 30, 31, and 38 are likely to affect the budget process, the financing of our school systems in our local community."
Another meeting is scheduled for October 10 at the Chico Library.