Dear governor: It’s your last term, make it count

Dear Gov. Brown, Congratulations. Being governor of one of the largest and the most populated states in the nation, one with a rich history of leading the way in countless policy issues, is no easy task. Although we seem to have survived the worst of the recession, neither economists nor
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Chancellor’s Corner: Lead your generation with a vote

If you are concerned about the future of the compact, you need to be politically engaged. Begin by exercising your right to vote. Remember, too, that students constitute a powerful group in any polity — and they did so even when they (we) didn’t have the right to vote. We need to hear your voice in the choices our state makes about our present and future — it is, after all, your future.
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Reform Prop. 13 to fund education

STATE ISSUES: State officials should put a measure on the 2016 ballot that would fairly evaluate property values for taxation purposes.

The incessant debate over funding for public education in California over the past few years indicates that an adequate solution to the quandary posed by state budget cuts remains elusive. But a student coalition called Fund the UC has put its finger on a practical solution that hasn’t received enough serious consideration from public officials: reforming Proposition 13.
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ASUC Senate unanimously passes bill to support reforming Prop. 13

The ASUC Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill in support of reforming Proposition 13, a 1978 amendment to the California Constitution that caps state property taxes. SB 9, co-authored and sponsored by External Affairs Vice President Safeena Mecklai, calls upon the ASUC to express its position on Prop. 13
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