State elections mean little change for higher education, experts say

In California, Tuesday’s midterm election gave Gov. Jerry Brown another four years in office and took away a Democratic supermajority in the state Senate, yet some policy experts say the political shifts will have little effect on higher education. Both the governor’s race and the race for state superintendent of public
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Brown wins historic 4th term as governor of California

On Tuesday, Jerry Brown won a historic fourth term as governor of California, decisively beating Republican opponent Neel Kashkari. Brown, a Democrat, served two consecutive terms as governor when elected in 1974. He also previously served as mayor of Oakland and as California attorney general. Brown focused much of his
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GOP gubernatorial candidate proposes higher education facelift

A trailing California gubernatorial candidate released an extensive plan to overhaul the state’s education system Tuesday, proposing a major expansion of online course offerings and free tuition for students in math and science degree programs statewide, among other initiatives.
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