LOS ANGELES -- California leaders are seeking ways to package huge general obligation bond proposals for the 1992 ballot to avoid a repeat of a 1990 election in which voters rejected nearly every bond measure.

At a recent joint hearing of two state bond committees, members debated the merits of placing fewer but larger bond measures on the ballot, eliminating rail bond proposals, and using advertising. Legislators also discussed selling large amounts of bonds as a catalyst for economic recovery.

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