Thursday, December 4, 2014

Two on the Loose

The first [Fire! Ready! Aim!]:

Alarmed by a proposal to raise tuition at University of California campuses by up to 5% annually for five years, Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) on Wednesday proposed a constitutional amendment be placed on the 2016 ballot to strip the UC system of its historic autonomy and give lawmakers new controls as they see fit. The constitutional amendment, if approved by voters, would give the Legislature power to adopt new laws that would set its oversight powers. For instance, lawmakers could give the Legislature the power to veto tuition increases and executive pay raises approved by the Board of Regents...

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The second [Let's negotiate ourselves down]:

...(Former UC-Berkeley Chancellor) Birgeneau did not agree with all aspects of the UC’s recent controversial proposal to raise tuition by up to 5 percent annually over the next five years unless California provides more funding to the system. But he said yearly increases of 3 percent are needed to cover cost-of-living increases for students who receive institutional aid, as well as for faculty and staff salaries... 

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