Trigger cuts could indicate higher education low priority for state

The University of California could soon face an additional $100 million in preapproved, midyear trigger cuts — on top of $650 million already cut from the system this year — if state revenues fall significantly behind projected numbers. The Legislative Analyst’s Office and the state Department of Finance will release
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Fiscal policy report calls for options to close deficit

A report released Thursday from the state’s nonpartisan fiscal policy advisor praised certain aspects of Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget plan but also criticized the level of uncertainty voter approval of the tax extensions has created and proposed that there be additional options available to close the state’s $9.6 billion
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