Saturday, June 15, 2013

Patrick Lenz, UC's vice president of budget and capital resources, called Brown's original plan "punitive."

LA times: Brown retreats from conditions on university funding
The budget plan to be voted on Friday will no longer tie money to transfer enrollment numbers and other measures, which critics called rigid and unrealistic.

it goes on to include this:
One element of the budget would change California's public-records laws, making some requirements for how local governments and agencies handle requests voluntary. Local officials would no longer have to respond to a request for documents in 10 days or provide them in an electronic format.

Administration officials say the change could help the state save tens of millions of dollars in reimbursements to local officials for complying with the laws. But open-government advocates are concerned that the changes would make it tougher for the media and the public to see government records.

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