WASHINGTON - The California Legislature yesterday sent Gov. Pete Wilson a bill to bail out the Richmond Unified School District and enable it to settle a much-watched lawsuit over its defaulted certificates of participation.

But aides to Gov. Wilson said he is leaning toward a veto. He believes leniency toward a badly managed district would set a bad precedent when many of the state's other school districts have been struggling to make ends meet, they said. The governor has until the end of the month to act.

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