SAN FRANCISCO - Another activist group has filed a lawsuit challenging legislation adopted last year to authorize $7.4 billion in lease-revenue bonds to finance prison construction in California.

On the surface, the suit filed this week by the group Californians United for a Responsible Budget is similar to one filed last year by Taxpayers for Improving Public Safety. Both lawsuits argue that the lease-revenue bond approvals violate the state constitution's prohibition against entering into long-term debt without voter approval.

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