LOS ANGELES -- A group of special districts in Ventura County was expected yesterday to file a case asking the California Supreme Court to strike down recent state budget action that diverted district property taxes to education purposes.

The lawsuit was planned to be filed with the high court for original jurisdiction because the issue has statewide importance and immediacy, said Thomas Anderle, legal counsel for the Calleguas Municipal Water District, Ventura County's largest water wholesaler and a plaintiff in the suit.

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