PHOENIX - School and community college districts violate California law if they hire outside firms to campaign for bond ballot measures or purposely incentivize municipal finance professionals to advocate for passage of a bond measure, the state's attorney general said in a formal legal opinion.

Attorney General Kamala Harris released the opinion Tuesday in response to a request from Treasurer John Chiang.

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