Don't Count this $50 Million Chicken Until It Hatches
Blog readers will recall that the current state budget included $50 million each for UC and CSU, contingent on local property taxes reaching a specified level. The trigger level wasn't reached but there was then a move in the legislature to give UC and CSU the money anyway. Now such a bill has passed and been sent to the governor who opposes it.
Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-Sacramento), a primary proponent of
the new funding, said she'd work to overcome Brown's objections. “I’ll do whatever lobbying I have to do to get it done," she said.