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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DREAM Act could cost more than previously estimated, according to report

A new report released by California’s bipartisan financial analyst predicts that the state DREAM Act will cost about $25 million more than previously estimated and could decrease the funding available for resident students currently seeking aid. The state Legislative Analyst’s Office report released Wednesday states that resident students seeking state
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UC Board of Regents’ meeting disrupted by protests

SAN FRANCISCO — The UC Board of Regents’ meeting — held via teleconference at four campuses — came to a halt Monday morning when demonstrators overwhelmed board members by holding their own meetings in solidarity with the Occupy movement. Just as board members were beginning the open session of their
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Gov. Brown requests review of police use of force guidelines

Spurred by graphic images from recent police uses of force at UC campuses, Gov. Jerry Brown has requested that state police officers review their policies for using force and make changes to their guidelines accordingly. In a Monday letter to the state Commission on Police Officer Standards and Training, Brown wrote
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UC regents’ meeting adjourns after protesters cause meeting to halt

The UC Board of Regents’ meeting came to a halt at approximately 11:40 a.m. at UC San Francisco-Mission Bay when demonstrators overwhelmed communication during an extended public comments session. Protesters, in solidarity with the Occupy movement, began to hold a meeting of their own once the regents left and introduced
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Yudof to launch investigation into policing protocol

UC President Mark Yudof announced Tuesday that he will launch a systemwide investigation into policing protocol on all 10 UC campuses in an effort to identify and amend policy in respect to protests. Yudof said he intends to provide a comprehensive report of what happened Nov. 18 at UC Davis,
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State legislature to hold hearings on police use of force on UC campuses

The state legislature will hold hearings next month on the police use of force during protests on University of California campuses over the past two weeks. The hearings, requested by state Assemblymember and Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee Marty Block, D-San Diego, were approved by Assembly Speaker John
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