Kevin de León, September 2015. Photo by Max Whittaker for CALmatters

In summary

Candidates for superintendent of public instruction tangled over prison officers’ pay. Marshall Tuck said Tony Thurmond should not have voted to raise correctional officers’ pay by 5 percent, at a cost of more than $114 million.

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