Monday, June 9, 2014
State Budget Deadline
Subsequent litigation produced court rulings that the controller - who writes most state paychecks (other than UC's) - was not entitled to rule on what a budget was. It is up to the legislature to determine what constitutes a budget. Whether the matter is 100% determined is a bit uncertain.
Nonetheless, it is likely that the legislature will pass something by June 15. News articles are appearing about disputes between the governor - who likes to be the voice of fiscal prudence - as to what the level of spending will be and what assumptions are appropriate on which to base a budget. Could UC be in line for more money than the governor has proposed in some compromise between the governor and legislative leaders? All we can say is that the news articles say nothing about higher ed. They focus on the governor's proposed high-speed rail project, social programs, and "lower" ed (particularly preschool). If higher ed is on the table, the news media either haven't found out or just aren't reporting on it.
Some news articles: