Despite scrutiny brought by bake sale, many UC students call Gov. Brown

With a controversial bake sale at UC Berkeley bringing attention to SB 185, the UC Student Association orchestrated systemwide call-in events Tuesday which saw hundreds of students across the state call Gov. Jerry Brown’s office in support of the bill. Every UC campus student association, with the exception of UC Davis
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Survey says Californians have negative outlook on state economy, jobs

The Public Policy Institute of California recently released the results of its 48th Californians and Their Government survey assessing public opinion on the economy, elected officials, policy and other social, economic and political factors. Of the results, Californians — regardless of party, regional differences or other influencing characteristics — overwhelmingly
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Bill could keep repeat offenders out of BART stations

Those planning to join the weekly protests held at Bay Area Rapid Transit stations across the Bay Area may need to rethink their decision should Gov. Jerry Brown sign a bill currently on his desk. Authored by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson, D–Sacramento, AB 716  would empower authorities to prohibit repeat offenders
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ASUC passes bill in support of affirmative action

In response to growing student concerns regarding student diversity on campus, the ASUC unanimously passed a bill in support of SB 185, which authorizes the University of California and California State University to consider race, gender and ethnicity in undergraduate admission decisions and is currently awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature.
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How the DREAM Act may be a mirage

Assembly Bill 131, the second half of the so-called “DREAM Act,” is on its way to the Governor’s desk. Despite its name, it offers little more than a mirage to the students it promises to help and a nightmare to the citizens whose hard-earned dollars will be used to fund
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Students to present postcards in support of DREAM Act to governor

Over 11,000 cards signed by students

UC student leaders will team today with students from CSUs and community colleges to present Gov. Jerry Brown’s staff 11,309 postcards urging him to sign the second part of the California DREAM Act into law. In addition to the presentation of the postcards, UC Student Association President Claudia Magana, Assemblymember Gil
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Second part of DREAM Act passes Senate vote

The second half of the California DREAM Act — which would allow undocumented students access to state financial aid — passed the state Senate Wednesday by a vote of 22 to 11. AB 131, authored by Assemblymember Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, will go back to the Assembly for a concurrence
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