The California Student Aid Commission unanimously voted to endorse Proposition 30 Friday.
Members of the commission, which includes UC Berkeley student Johnny Garcia Vasquez and UC Riverside Chancellor Timothy White, voted at their meeting in Sacramento 13-0-0 to support the initiative, which would prevent $500 million in midyear budget cuts to the state’s public university systems.
“Higher education has been cut and students have seen sharp tuition increases, all while median incomes in California have declined,” said Commission Chair Barry Keene in a statement. “Our (schools and) colleges face $6 billion in devastating cuts. Proposition 30 is the only measure on the November 2012 ballot that provides new funding to protect higher education starting this year.”
The commission is responsible for administering financial aid to community colleges, the UC system, and the CSU system.
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