Higher education transparency bill sent to governor

A bill that aims to bring increased transparency and accountability to California’s public higher education institutions was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk Thursday, following approval by the California State Senate. Authored by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, Senate Bill 8 was approved by the state Senate in a 36-1
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STATE LEGISLATORS PASS BUDGET PLAN, UC CUTS TOTAL $650 MILLION

After months of debate, state legislators voted late Tuesday night to pass a budget package, which brings a total $650 million cut — and a likely tuition increase — to the University of California as part of a solution to address California’s remaining $9.6 billion budget deficit. The package, which
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State Democrats pass budget bills, higher education cuts

Budget bills approved by state Democrats Wednesday to close the state’s remaining $9.6 billion deficit include a combination of tax and fee increases, spending cuts and revenue assumptions, as well as an additional $300 million in cuts to California’s higher education institutions. Among the cuts in the Democrats’ plan is
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No more hide and seek

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: Senate bill 8 is a victory for public accountability, and we hope the governor has a chance to sign it into law.

California’s public institutions of higher learning are a step closer to increased accountability after Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, announced last Wednesday that the University of California and California State University systems had dropped their opposition to SB 8, Yee’s public disclosure bill. Although we opposed previous incarnations of Yee’s
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Cal Dining, which operates the Crossroads facility shown above, is among the auxiliary organizations that will be affected by the new regulations.

UC, CSU drop opposition to higher education transparency bill

The University of California and California State University systems have dropped their opposition to a bill that would require their auxiliary organizations to adhere to state public records laws. A previous version of the bill was vetoed in October 2009 by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has said that it
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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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The Board of Regents discussed several possible solutions to its budget woes at its Wednesday meeting.

UC Board of Regents wary of unreliable state funds

SAN FRANCISCO — Following the release of Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget on Monday and with the threat of a possible $1 billion cut to the UC looming overhead, the UC Board of Regents’ meeting Wednesday was focused on long-term solutions to create stability to counter the state’s unreliable and
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UC spared additional cuts in budget revision

While the University of California escaped further funding reductions Monday morning in Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised state budget, should spending cuts and tax extensions the new proposal relies upon fail to be carried out, additional cuts to the UC and CSU are likely, doubling a $500 million dollar cut to
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Yudof disapproves of all-cuts budget

UC President Mark Yudof had a simple message to deliver Friday morning when he testified before the state senate’s budget committee: If the legislature opts for an all-cuts budget to fill its remaining $15.4 billion deficit, “all bets are off” at the University of California. If the $500 million cut
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