There is unfinished bipartisan business in the state Legislature that belongs at the top of every lawmaker’s to-do list.
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.
The polls are in and University of California campuses are slipping. We are not talking about football or basketball, but about academics.
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.
We generally have been big fans of the fiscal restraint exercised by Gov. Jerry Brown over the past seven years.
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.