Tag: Gov. Jerry Brown
June 28, 2017
Budget increases Local Control Funding Formula to 97 percent, boosts higher education spending and preschool eligibility.
June 13, 2017
The Legislature wants to maintain financial aid for UC and CSU students from families earning between $80,000 and $150,000 a year. But that conflicts with Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to phase out the program.
May 21, 2017
The governor's view is it's better to wait to see if revenues come through than to cut later.
May 11, 2017
Budget plan withholds $50 million from UC pending audit compliance and fully funds Cal Grants at private colleges
The governor's May budget revision reverses his plan to reduce Cal Grants used at private colleges. He enters the controversy over a critical audit of UC by withholding $50 million until the university system shows that it better controls spending and improves management.
March 19, 2017
California would be first state to exempt income taxes for teachers. The income tax bill joins others bills aimed at easing state's teacher shortage.
March 16, 2017
Most teachers receiving layoff notices will eventually have them rescinded in coming weeks as districts receive better state budget estimates.
March 13, 2017
The new proposed grants for housing, books and transportation could cost the state as much as $1.6 billion a year. Gov. Jerry Brown's office described that as a noble goal, but wonders where the funding would come from.
February 14, 2017
Even though this year's application period is much longer, the number of applications for college grants under the California Dream Act is lagging behind last year's. Officials say some immigrant families are afraid to disclose personal information even though the state pledges to protect it.
January 31, 2017
California's public colleges and universities are among the most affordable, but many students still graduate with significant debt.
January 24, 2017
Gov. Jerry Brown touts California's accomplishments and vows to protect immigrants.
January 17, 2017
Early education advocates say a delay in new preschool slots and a freeze on child care reimbursement rates in the governor's 2017-18 budget will slow progress in supporting young children and hurt working families.
January 10, 2017
Higher education officials generally applaud Brown's plan, which would freeze community college fees while allowing tuition hikes at UC and CSU.
January 10, 2017
Gov. Jerry Brown is also demanding improved auditing before floating school construction bonds.
January 2, 2017
Early proposals for the first possible tuition increases in six years call for a $270 hike at CSU and $300 at UC. Much awaits Gov. Brown's January budget plan.