The bill was suspended on Wednesday because of a committee technicality that requires any bill with associated costs of more than $150,000 be sidelined for further review, Scott said. The bill is expected to cost about $700,000 he said.
"We've gotten a good response from the Department of Finance that they will recommend that the governor sign this," Scott said.
Under the existing stipend program, 92% of teacher aids that have received the grant have gone on to teach, he said.
Bill to expand recreation area
Rep. Adam Schiff, who represents Glendale and Burbank, has introduced a bill that would require the Department of the Interior to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Schiff wants to establish the feasibility of including in the recreation area other mountains and canyons in Southern California that are a part of the Rim of the Valley Corridor. The corridor includes mountains above the San Fernando and La Crescenta valleys, as well as areas above the Pasadena Rose Bowl.
Expanding the recreation area would enhance a Southern California landscape that reflects the balance of both development and preservation efforts, Schiff said.
A similar version of the bill gained the approval of both a House Resource Committee and the U.S. Senate, but did not make it to the president's desk for approval.
Teachers association makes endorsements
The Glendale Teachers Assn., which represents teachers throughout Glendale Unified School District, endorsed Vahe Peroomian and Christine Rodriguez for the Glendale Community College Board of Trustees on March 19. For the Glendale City Council, the association endorsed candidates John Drayman and Rafi Manoukian.