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Gov. Brown's plan to reformulate education funding is centered around the goal of sending more money to school districts where more than half of the students are poor or struggling to learn English. Senate Democrats have endorsed the plan in principle, but on Thursday they roll out an alternative plan that responds to critics in suburban districts who worry about what they would lose under Brown's plan. The governor says the backers of that plan will get "the battle of their lives."
California has some of the toughest ethics rules in the nation. Politicians can only accept $440 in gifts from a specific person or company each year, and officials need to document everything they receive. The intent is transparency, but what good is financial data buried deep in the Internet's version of a file cabinet? The Fair Political Practices Commission is trying to make the information more accessible. Reporter: Scott Detrow
End Music: "She's My Little Girl" by the Ross Hammond Quartet, from the CD "Adored" (Prescott Recordings)