Bill aiming for increased transparency passes state Senate vote

A bill that aimed at increasing transparency and accountability in auxiliaries and foundations in California’s public higher education system was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk for approval on Thursday. Senate Bill 8 — authored by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco — will ensure that auxiliaries and foundations at the
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A clean slate

UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS: We are happy that the state audit of the university showed no waste but wish efforts were directed toward funding.

In the face of record budget deficits and regular tuition hikes, transparency is absolutely necessary to ensure accountability and confidence — especially at a major public institution like the University of California. A lack of adequate transparency stokes concerns over contentious issues like administrative pay and inspires misplaced displays of
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A legislative distraction

STATE ISSUES: Leland Yee’s bill on UC executive pay incorrectly shifts the focus of student anger from the state to the regents.

Across the University of California, students are being asked to tighten their belts and share in financial sacrifice. California’s budgetary crisis has taken its toll, leaving the UC Board of Regents with a shrinking pool of resources. While executive pay is a contentious point, there are times when raises are
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