GOP assemblymember files papers to overturn California DREAM Act

Assemblymember Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, filed referendum papers Monday  to overturn the California DREAM Act, which was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown Saturday. Donnelly had openly promised to file a referendum before the act was even passed in legislature, said Cassandra Joiner, spokesperson for Donnelly. “We’re broke —
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Bill gives aid to undocumented students involved in student governments

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Saturday requiring UC, CSU and community college student government bodies to pay for stipends, reimbursements or benefits for the service of students, regardless of their immigration status. The bill — authored by Assemblymember Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens — will ultimately allow undocumented students within
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Librarians union ratifies agreement with UC

The American Federation of Teachers union ratified an agreement that provides merit increases for the university’s over 350 librarians, the UC Office of the President announced Monday. The agreement allows librarians to participate in a one-time merit-based salary increase program starting Oct. 1. The ratified agreement also allows librarians to be
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UC and union reach agreement

The University of California and the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees ratified an agreement on a contract that will affect more than 20,000 employees at UC campuses and medical centers, the UC Office of the President announced Monday. The contract will increase wages for patient care and
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Brown signs landmark DREAM Act legislation

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the second part of the California DREAM Act — a controversial piece of legislation which grants undocumented students access to state financial aid — into law Saturday. The act, also known as AB 131, is the first such legislation to be signed into law in the
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Participants at the Increase Diversity Bake Sale held signs urging Governor Jerry Brown to veto SB 185.

Brown vetoes affirmative actionlike SB 185

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a controversial, affirmative actionlike bill Saturday that would have allowed public colleges and universities in California to consider demographic factors in admissions processes. SB 185, authored by state Senator Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, would have made it legal for UC and CSU schools to consider factors
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Gov. Brown signs second part of California DREAM Act

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the second part of the California DREAM Act into law Saturday. AB 131 will allow undocumented students to apply for and receive state financial aid, such as Cal Grants. The California DREAM Act is composed of two parts, both authored by Assemblymember Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles. AB 131 is
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Group of former chancellors pushes for drastic tuition hikes

A group of former University of California chancellors suggest raising tuition to about $24,000 for in-state students and increasing the number of out-of-state and international students in a report sent to UC President Mark Yudof Aug. 4 and made public in October. In late June, former chancellors Richard Atkinson and
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UC reaches tentative agreement with lecturers’, librarians’ union

The University of California announced Tuesday that it has reached two tentative agreements with the American Federation of Teachers union to provide various benefits and increases for the university’s more than 350 librarians and 3,000 lecturers. Under the tentative agreement for lecturers, a number of conditions will go into effect,
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