LOS ANGELES — Two bills designed to reform the way California issues school district bonds received a mixed reception in the state legislature: one died in Senate committee last week and the other one appears headed for passage.

Assembly Bill 621, by Don Wagner, R-Irvine, a bill aimed at curbing so-called pay-to-play would have blocked financial firms with an interest in debt sales from participating in school bond elections, but it stalled in a Senate committee on July 3.

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