UC Board of Regents discuss budget, pension dispute Thursday

SAN FRANCISCO – The UC Board of Regents debated the potential benefits of Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed tax initiative and voted to clarify its stance on a controversial pension cap dispute on Thursday, the final day of the board’s three-day meeting. While UC President Mark Yudof has called on the
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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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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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