State revenue collection more than $300 million under target

State revenue collection was more than $300 million under the projected amount, according to the state controller’s office. The state missed the collection goal laid out by the state budget by $301.6 million dollars, or 4 percent, according to figures the office released Monday. The state is now $705.5 million,
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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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Supporters celebrate signing of the California DREAM Act

The dreary weather painted a sharp contrast to the mood in Eshleman Hall, as undocumented students and supporters celebrated the passing of the second part of the California DREAM Act at a press conference Monday. “Anytime a ‘DREAMer’ publicly identifies themselves, they draw the risk of deportation,” said Blanca Mendez,
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Haas School of Business cafe to get new look, vendor

UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business cafe will soon undergo several major changes in ownership, operations and food selection. Beginning Dec. 1, a new vendor — Stradavarius Inc., a group that has prior experience serving at other campus locations such as the Free Speech Movement Cafe and Cafe Zeb at
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Campus mumps outbreak grows to over 40 suspected and confirmed cases

The California Department of Public Health confirmed Monday that the mumps outbreak at UC Berkeley — which has grown to 44 suspected and confirmed cases — began when a UC Berkeley student contracted the virus in Great Britain. Department spokesperson Matt Conens said in an email Monday that laboratory-confirmed cases of
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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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