Brown’s state budget could cut $200 million from UC this year

The University of California faces a $200 million state funding cut this year if voters do not approve Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed tax increases in November, according to Brown’s January budget plan announced Thursday. Brown anticipates that California will face a $9.2 billion deficit through June 2013 in the state’s general
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Volunteers gather signatures to repeal DREAM Act

Individuals working to overturn the California DREAM Act are scrambling to count thousands of petitions by midnight Thursday as the deadline to acquire the signatures necessary to put a repeal of the act on the state ballot fast approaches. Volunteers at Stop AB 131, a grassroots organization supporting a referendum
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Federal bill cuts Pell Grants for about 100,000 students nationwide

Pell Grants will be cut for an estimated 100,000 students nationwide as part of a nearly $1 trillion federal omnibus appropriations bill passed into law Friday.Amid a flurry of end-of-year Congressional activity, President Barack Obama signed a legislative compromise that tightens eligibility requirements for Pell Grant recipients while keeping the
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State legislators question university officials about November protests

Over the course of a more than four hour joint legislative hearing in Sacramento Wednesday, state legislators sought answers from UC and CSU officials regarding police use of force against nonviolent protesters in recent weeks. Legislators repeatedly questioned officials — including UC President Mark Yudof and UC Davis Chancellor Linda
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UC reaches wages, benefits agreement with employee union

After more than three years of negotiations, the University of California reached a five-year agreement Monday on wages and benefits for more than 12,500 university clerical staff, a deal which will be effective through November 2016. Under the new contract between the university and the Coalition of University Employees —
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UC budget slashed by $100 million

Gov. Jerry Brown slashed the University of California’s budget by $100 million Tuesday, bringing the total budget reductions for the system to $750 million for the current fiscal year. Since state revenues fell more than $2.2 billion short of projections, Brown was forced to initiate “trigger cuts” to education and
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Report recommends reforming Cal Grant distribution

The allocation of Cal Grants could become the responsibility of individual college campuses through new legislation recommended by the nonpartisan state Legislative Analyst’s Office, the office announced in a report released Monday. The recommendation, which aims to “streamline” financial aid, would shift the duty of distributing the grants to the
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Brown to file initiative to raise funds for education

Gov. Jerry Brown plans to bypass the state legislature by filing an initiative with the state Attorney General’s office that would generate nearly $7 billion in dedicated funding for public safety and education. In an open letter to the people of California Monday, Brown announced a proposal that would require
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