Tuesday, January 13, 2015
LAO Comments on Governor's Budget Proposal
LAO has never liked the way the governor simply allocates money to UC and CSU without some kind of formulas or principles that link to goals and enrollments. It repeats that critique in its latest report. Although LAO is supposed to be neutral in the sense of non-partisan, it is a creature of the legislature and thus favors approaches to budgeting that are not exclusively a matter of gubernatorial discretion. If there were formulas or principles driving the higher ed budget allocations, presumably these would be formulas and principles set by, or agreed to, by the legislature.
You can find the LAO report at: