Napolitano made the case for the tuition increase days before UC
regents will consider the plan during their meeting in San Francisco on
Wednesday. She acknowledged that the proposal has received a chilly
reception from Gov. Jerry Brown and other lawmakers since its Nov. 5
unveiling, yet hopes officials will keep an open mind as budget season
gets underway. “It would be helpful for everybody in state
government now to take a breath and actually look at what’s happened in
terms of public investment in higher education in California,” she said...