Monday, August 4, 2014

'Gut and Amend' For UC, CSU Tactic?

see this SLO Tribune piece on comments from Speaker and Ex Officio UC Regent Atkins: California Universities Could Get $100 Million Boost

Atkins touched on the common “gut-and-amend” practice of inserting new language in existing bills late in the legislative session, circumventing some stages of the committee process. She pointed to ensuring more higher education funding as a worthy use of the tactic.

“I will be trying to make that pledge and promise to UC and CSU real by presenting legislation, or there will be legislation presented,” Atkins said. “Given that the general fund revenues are higher than anticipated, we should be able to do that.”

Officials from the Department of Finance or the office of Gov. Jerry Brown were not immediately available for comment.

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