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Fox and Hounds: Close The Higher Education Funding Gap

During the past quarter century, enrollment at the University of California and California State University has increased dramatically, while State funding for the campuses has declined precipitously.

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States Should Boost Public Higher Ed Spending

Have America's public universities lost sight of their original mission of increasing social mobility?

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State legislative panels approve major funding boost for Cal State

After months of intensive lobbying, Cal State University has convinced two key legislative panels to approve funding to enroll nearly 11,000 more students, hire more faculty and expand housing aid to those without shelter this fall.

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Next Governor Must Step Up on Higher Education

California’s acclaimed higher education system owes a debt to many governors and legislators, but particularly two governors who championed the growth and accomplishments of the University of California, California State University, and our community colleges.

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Jerry Brown

Jerry Brown wants to save budget surplus, but we shouldn’t scrimp on these needs

Gov. Jerry Brown, frugal to the end, wants to fill the state’s “rainy day” fund so California doesn’t get soaked in the next economic downturn.

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California Stands to Lose Billions by Continuing to Underfund CSU and UC

Last month, the University of California (UC) and the California Community Colleges (CCC) announced a new partnership that guarantees admission to the UC for qualified community college students.

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Editorial: Want To Rebuild Middle Class? Then Boost CSU Funding.

There is unfinished bipartisan business in the state Legislature that belongs at the top of every lawmaker’s to-do list.

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EdSource: Gavin Newsom says increased higher education spending should be top priority in California budget talks to avoid tuition hikes

California needs to spend significantly more money on higher education to avoid tuition increases and give its public universities the capacity to admit more students, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday.

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Fox and Hounds: State Needs to Step Up for Higher Education

The polls are in and University of California campuses are slipping. We are not talking about football or basketball, but about academics.

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The Mercury News: Legislators push for full funding of California university systems to avoid tuition hikes

SACRAMENTO — As California lawmakers wrestle over how to spend — or save — an estimated $6.1 billion budget surplus, a bipartisan coalition of legislators is pushing to spend some of the money on the state’s prized university systems, averting tuition hikes.

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Ventura County Star: Gov. Brown is holding the purse strings too tight for higher education

We generally have been big fans of the fiscal restraint exercised by Gov. Jerry Brown over the past seven years.

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The Sacramento Bee: Former legislators urge state to show support for CSU and UC

When it comes to higher education, Gov. Jerry Brown is an enigma. He highlights its importance, but his budget priorities short change the University of California and the California State University.

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Fox40 News: Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen expressed concern over Gov. Brown's budget plan

SACRAMENTO -- Inside the University Union Ballroom at Sac State, hundreds of students and staff listened as University President Robert Nelsen gave his annual spring address.

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