Poll: Strong support for Brown’s tax plan

University of California advocates have at least one reason to be optimistic heading into the 2012 election season: a strong majority of Californians support Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax proposal that would prevent cuts to UC in 2013, according to a recent statewide survey. The survey — released Tuesday by the
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Governor’s budget is a welcome relief despite new obstacles

Andrew Albright and Sydney Fang authored this op-ed. On Jan. 5th, Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year, laying out how he will address the $9.2 billion budget deficit. His budget includes cuts to services such as education and welfare, in addition to taxes to
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Upcoming regents meeting spurs plans for student demonstrations

The UC Board of Regents will meet at UC Riverside this week to discuss finances and other issues facing the University of California while protesters will hold demonstrations at the Riverside and Berkeley campuses urging students to act against potential future cuts. Throughout the Wednesday and Thursday meetings, regents will
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Trigger cuts further diminish UC budget

In 2011, the UC was rocked by a 9.6 percent fee increase and two cuts to state funding totaling $750 million, the most recent being a $100 million trigger cut, leaving the UC Board of Regents with a funding situation that has few popular remedies. This year, the UC will
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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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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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Vice chancellor presents campus budget challenges to faculty

As part of a series of conversations between UC Berkeley faculty members and campus leaders, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance John Wilton discussed the state of the campus budget and its challenges with the faculty Monday. In his presentation, Wilton stressed the importance of looking at multiple ways to
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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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