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Prop Zero Links: Wednesday, June 30



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    LONDON - JULY 9: A glass is filled with water from the tap July 9, 2003 in London, England. The House of Lords are today considering plans to force water companies to add flouride to the drinking water supply. Opponents to the scheme describe the idea as "mass poisoning", while a seperate report states that drinking water has never been so good. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

    Second Thoughts About Water Bond: The governor says November is not the time for voters to consider an $11 billion water bond. [LA Times]

    Below Average Pupil Spending: A new report says California ranks 23rd in the nation on per-pupil spending. [OC Register]

    Gambling Bill, Alcohol Tax Die:
    A bill to allow online wagers and another that would have increased the state's alcohol tax are dead. [Sacramento Bee: Online Gambling | Alcohol Tax]

    State Employees Behaving Badly:
    The state auditor's office releases a report a few whistle-blower prompted investigations. [California Watch]

    Summer Jobs Hard to Find: Teens are finding it's a cold market for summer jobs. [LA Times]

    It's a Record... the Bad Kind:
    A record 174 school districts have been placed on the state's financial watch list. [Sacramento Bee]