Monday, February 16, 2015
From an op ed by Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, speaker of the California Assembly, and Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, minority leader of the Assembly at http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article9912773.html
What does it mean? Zero-based budgeting is a nice-sounding concept that came along in the 1960s. For most ongoing programs at the federal, state, or local levels, it really turned out to mean, well, zero. What it means in this context is that the legislature is frustrated because the university's tuition/funding plan is being negotiated by Brown and Napolitano because it has zero representation on the "Committee of Two."
That's not a hard concept to explain: