Sacramento, CA — A key player in the state´s powerful education lobby Friday criticized a Democratic compromise proposal on the state budget.
That throws a last-minute curve into talks that both sides said were progressing toward a possible deal.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to shift nearly $470 million in state teacher retirement contributions to local school districts.
The Democrats´ compromise would cost schools about $235 million, half of Schwarzenegger´s proposal.
The California School Boards Association, representing virtually all of the state´s school districts and county offices of education, issued an alert to its members.
The association is hoping to stop lawmakers from accepting the compromise proposal.