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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Newsom distances himself from Brown on higher education

In a radio interview Wednesday morning, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom expressed strong support for expanded state funding for higher education and distanced himself from Gov. Jerry Brown’s policies on the issue. Higher education, Newsom said, is California’s “conveyor belt for talent.” He spoke out forcefully against state cuts to higher
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Affirming affordability

HIGHER EDUCATION: In this year’s State of the Union address, the President provides a solid framework saving higher education.

We have been told the state of our union is strong. And while it may not always seem that way to college students as the cost of school increases in the face of recession, budget cuts and austerity measures, President Barack Obama’s vision for higher education casts a glimmer of
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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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