LOS ANGELES — Public-private partnerships may or may not be the way to finance transportation infrastructure in California, according to the mixed opinions of panelists at a symposium here this week, but it’s pretty clear that the state’s general fund can’t do much more.

With tens of billions of dollars in general obligation debt authorized in recent year, general obligation bond debt service is on a track toward requiring almost 10% of the budget, according to state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, the marquee panelist at the “Dollars and Dirt” infrastructure symposium put on Wednesday afternoon by law firm Goodwin Procter.

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