Gov. Jerry Brown announces newly revised tax initiative

After negotiations with the Restoring California Coalition, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that has rewritten his tax initiative in an effort to clear out competing initiatives from the upcoming November ballot. The new version would increase the proposed tax on Californians in the highest annual income bracket — $500,000 for
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Proposal requests that regents endorse UC-friendly ballot measures

A University of California Academic Senate proposal introduced in early February requests that the UC Board of Regents endorse specific ballot measures or legislation that would increase revenue to the state and prioritize state allocation of funds to the university. The proposal, which was distributed to all senate faculty members,
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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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