In first budget proposal, Gov. Gavin Newsom shows his commitment to students

STATE ISSUES: Gov. Gavin Newsom set himself apart from his predecessor with his $1.4 billion increase to higher education in his first budget proposal. We just hope this trend continues.

Last week, newly-elected Gov. Gavin Newsom released his budget proposal for the next fiscal year — one that includes greater investments in California’s future with a clear commitment to equality. After former governor Jerry Brown’s disappointing last term, it’s refreshing to see that Newsom is already keeping his promises to his constituents.
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AFSCME Local 3299 announces it will vote on whether to strike

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, Local 3299 — the UC’s largest employee union — announced at a UC Board of Regents meeting Wednesday that it will hold a vote in October deciding whether it will go on strike for the second time this year.
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