State assembly panel votes to reject Brown’s Cal Grant plan

A state Assembly subcommittee voted Wednesday to reject Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to reduce the number of students eligible for Cal Grants, days after thousands rallied at the state Capitol in Sacramento to support higher education. The Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education voted 4-0 against Brown’s proposal, which includes raising minimum
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Students plan to rally, lobby in Sacramento

Thousands of students from around the state are expected to converge in Sacramento on Monday to demonstrate in support of higher education. The planned protest follows a national day of action Thursday that saw protests of varied sizes at schools across the country. UC Berkeley’s protest was small, but a
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California must go full steam ahead

It is rare that students get to be part of a visionary transportation project that will fundamentally change the future of their state. That is the opportunity that we have, today, as high-speed rail — a train that will shuttle Californians between downtown San Francisco and Union Station in Los
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Newsom speaks out against Brown’s higher education budget

Over the past weeks, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has become increasingly critical of Gov. Jerry Brown’s handling of the state’s higher education budget. Newsom — who sits on the UC Board of Regents and the California State University Board of Trustees — spoke out against Brown’s higher education budget in
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