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September 26, 2009
UC strike: An Op-Ed article on Wednesday said the University of California budget has been cut by 3% and that student fees would increase 50% by the end of the academic year. UC's state general revenue fund budget has been cut by 20% compared with two years ago. The regents are considering fee increases that, combined with one already instituted, would raise fees nearly 40%.
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December 6, 2009 | Steve Lopez
We seem to be quickly moving toward the day when the once-great Cal State system moves to a three-day week, with academic buildings rented out to storage companies and professors teaching class in parking lots and under trees. But even so, I was taken aback to hear they might be shutting down phone service at Cal State Long Beach. I drove to the campus to see if it was true. When I got to the office of Lisa Vollendorf, who runs the Romance, German and Russian department, I noticed that she still had a phone.
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NEWS
November 19, 1994 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The University of California Board of Regents approved a preliminary budget Friday that seeks an increase of $145.4 million in state funding from Gov. Pete Wilson to stave off student fee increases and halt an exodus of experienced professors. That amount is nearly four times the size of the $38-million budget increase granted the university system last year, its first funding increase in four years.
OPINION
September 26, 2009
UC strike: An Op-Ed article on Wednesday said the University of California budget has been cut by 3% and that student fees would increase 50% by the end of the academic year. UC's state general revenue fund budget has been cut by 20% compared with two years ago. The regents are considering fee increases that, combined with one already instituted, would raise fees nearly 40%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2009 | Steve Lopez
We seem to be quickly moving toward the day when the once-great Cal State system moves to a three-day week, with academic buildings rented out to storage companies and professors teaching class in parking lots and under trees. But even so, I was taken aback to hear they might be shutting down phone service at Cal State Long Beach. I drove to the campus to see if it was true. When I got to the office of Lisa Vollendorf, who runs the Romance, German and Russian department, I noticed that she still had a phone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1990 | WALTER E. HOADLEY, Walter E. Hoadley is a regent of the University of California and a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. and
We got a taste of what mandated funding can mean in the just-completed state budget process. In the end, a shortfall in anticipated state revenues combined with required expenditures left the University of California budget $163 million short of what was deemed essential to meet the state's growing higher education needs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1994
Politicians want to be against what everyone is against. That's how they get elected: by promising to be leaders who will follow. But once in a while, they get in trouble by trying to follow in two directions at once. "Three strikes and you're out" is a case in point. This is a law that will cost California, in money out of pocket, astronomical sums. Where will the money come from? Higher education is the only major item of discretionary spending left in California's budget.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
For the third straight year, UC students would see no tuition increase for the 2014-15 school year if state funding to the 10-campus system increases enough, according to a preliminary University of California budget released Monday. The budget proposal for next year said undergraduate tuition would remain at $12,192 before room, board and campus fees are added. Graduate and professional students pay more, and their basic fees would not rise either. But the commitment to freeze those fees may change if state revenue to UC does not increase by about $267 million, including extra money to help pay for pensions and to increase enrollment by about 1%, officials said.
OPINION
January 21, 2011
In response to Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to slash $500 million from the University of California budget, UC President Mark G. Yudof said this week that he might be forced to flout the state's 50-year-old Master Plan for Higher Education by reducing enrollment by thousands of students who otherwise would qualify for entrance. It's unclear whether Yudof meant that as a strategic threat or as a plan, but we're afraid it may have to be the latter. As dear as Californians hold the master plan, and as painful as it would be to deny California students admission at a moment when the U.S. government is stressing the importance of producing more college graduates, it's more important to preserve the educational excellence and worldwide reputation of UC. With state finances as grim as they are, there no longer can be talk of shielding higher education.
NEWS
February 19, 1987 | DOUGLAS SHUIT, Times Staff Writer
Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chairman John Vasconcellos accused Gov. George Deukmejian Wednesday of singling out education programs serving "the poorest, neediest black and brown kids" for budget cuts. The San Jose Democrat said budget vetoes in education programs for urban and rural school districts last June were a ploy by Deukmejian to force Democrats to accept his plan to use pension fund investment profits to balance the state budget.
NEWS
November 19, 1994 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The University of California Board of Regents approved a preliminary budget Friday that seeks an increase of $145.4 million in state funding from Gov. Pete Wilson to stave off student fee increases and halt an exodus of experienced professors. That amount is nearly four times the size of the $38-million budget increase granted the university system last year, its first funding increase in four years.
NEWS
June 26, 1988 | DOUGLAS SHUIT, Times Staff Writer
Assembly and Senate budget negotiators, intent on cutting $1.4 billion from the proposed $45-billion state budget, sharply cut proposed spending increases for state colleges and universities Friday, and slashed even deeper into Gov. George Deukmejian's programs. The Democrat-dominated six-member budget conference committee reduced the University of California budget by $75 million, a cut of 3.7%. The committee cut the California State University system budget by the same 3.7%, a $56.
NEWS
June 26, 1990 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assembly negotiators tentatively agreed to a package of $863 million in budget cuts Monday, but they were still roughly $2.6 billion short of what it will take to close a huge revenue hole in the state budget, officials disclosed Monday. Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) announced the budget-cut proposal--in essence conceding to spending reductions first recommended by Gov. George Deukmejian--after a private session with Republican and Democratic lower-house leaders.
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