The state bond will underwrite some construction costs of schools and universities, with extra help for low-income districts.
Since 2016, California Community Colleges have offered bachelor's degrees. A non-partisan state agency report gives a mixed review of the 15 programs.
The LAO would spend more money on pension relief and funding formula and less on teacher shortage, community schools.
A recession is still a ways off, says the Legislative Analyst's Office; mandated costs will eat into an estimated $3.4 billion increase.
A new Legislative Analyst’s Office report is intended to provide a “high level review” for the Legislature as it considers overdue reforms.
The Legislative Analyst's Office projects that a 3.1 percent increase would cover little more than inflation, but early education advocates see potential opportunities elsewhere in the state budget.
The Legislative Analyst’s Office is recommending that Brown tie funding to the academic outcomes of low-income students.
A new study found that the online catalog is difficult to search and that the lack of a common computer platform discourages students.
An independent report gives mixed reviews — positives include attracting students to bachelor’s programs and approval from some regional employers.
Gov. Brown could fully fund the Local Control Funding Formula ahead of schedule, with $2.5 billion to spare.
A new report says counties should compete to offer many of the services they now provide.
A more optimistic scenario could produce a couple of billion dollars more for K-12 schools and community colleges.
The recommendation would cover an estimated 270,000 4-year-olds.
Districts could charge enrollment fees for families who aren't low-income.
An LAO report says Legislature should avoid "broad statewide policies."