Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Budget Day

Today is the constitutional deadline for the legislature to pass a state budget. It no budget were passed, legislators would forfeit a day's pay for each day beyond the deadline. But that won't happen as a deal has been struck among the Democratic leadership and the governor. Still, the actual bill with whatever details remain has to be passed. (Actually, more than one bill is typically involved.) There should not be any surprises for UC beyond what we have already reported. The governor has a line-item veto but presumably, because a deal has been reached, there won't be much action there.

We are in a period of limited news. So if you are looking for something to listen to, we provide Berkeley Chancellor Dirks' presentation to the Regents over a year ago on the history of U.S. undergraduate education:

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