Thursday, June 11, 2015

"Instead, the joint budget committee agreed to increase funding for CSU by $70 million above Brown’s budget and give $25 million more than he wanted to the University of California, so long as UC promises to enroll 5,000 more California students and cap enrollment of out-of-state students over the next two years."

Senate Assembly Reach Deal But Show Down with Governor Looms

The joint budget committee rejected a plan pushed by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, to eliminate a scholarship program for middle-class students and direct the savings to CSU.

Instead, the joint budget committee agreed to increase funding for CSU by $70 million above Brown’s budget and give $25 million more than he wanted to the University of California, so long as UC promises to enroll 5,000 more California students and cap enrollment of out-of-state students over the next two years.

And the middle-class scholarship program that de Leon sought to phase out will expand under the terms of the deal, cutting tuition by 20 percent for UC and CSU students who qualify based on their income and assets.

A spokesman for de Leon declined to comment on the agreement.



DailyCal also on it: Legislature nears finished budget with possible $25 million in extra UC funding


Sac Bee also on it


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LAT: California is flush with cash. So why the warnings to prepare for recession?
"Is the state prepared for a medium recession?" said Jerry Nickelsburg, a UCLA economist. "State government is not."

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You might remember from the Ivory Tower Documentary...
Jamshed Bharucha Resigning As President Of Cooper Union
AP

The president of The Cooper Union college announced his resignation on Wednesday amid infighting and a probe by the state attorney general into the management of its finances.

Jamshed Bharucha said he will leave at the end of June after four years as president of the Manhattan college and will serve as a visiting scholar at Harvard University in the Graduate School of Education.




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