Area high schools hold mock election |

Area high schools hold mock election

Gov. Arnold Schwarzen-egger will be a happy man at the end of today, if most California voters are like western Nevada County high school students.

In a mock election Friday, more than 1,000 students at the area’s five high schools backed the governor’s $15 billion bond plan to get the state out of its fiscal crisis. The plan is featured on today’s primary ballots in two parts – propositions 57 and 58.

Students also soundly rejected Proposition 56, which would allow legislators to approve a state budget with a 55 percent vote instead of the current 67 percent.

Students approved Proposition 55, aimed at repairing schools,

Sierra College also found a receptive audience with high schoolers. Student voters approved by a nearly 2-to-1 margin Measure E, a $394 million bond for the Sierra Community College District, where many of the students might be taking classes next year.

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