California lawmakers push alternative clean energy plan

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers are pushing an alternative to Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to use new revenue generated by Proposition 39, which changed the corporate tax code when voters approved it in November.

Brown and Democrats in the Legislature are at odds over how to distribute $450 million to schools and community colleges for energy efficiency projects.

The governor has insisted on allocating the money based on student population, but that hasn’t satisfied lawmakers who fear the funding won’t get to where it’s most needed.

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