Democrats propose using Proposition 39 for schools - Article Photos 2/3

Billionaire Tom Steyer, the chief financier behind the Proposition 39 campaign, discusses a proposed bill to fund energy efficiency projects at schools in California's poorest communities, during a news conference at Mark Twin Elementary School in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. The bill, co-authored by state Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angles, right, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, unseen, would use money from last month's voter approved initiative, Proposition 39, that requires $500 million for five years be used for clean air project.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)