California State University trustees approved a new budget Thursday for the 23-campus system and boosted the pay of top executives. The trustees also heard from students about campus fees but decisions on those won't be made until January.
The 2015-16 budget request of $269 million includes $216.6 million in state funding. That is far more than the $119.5 million proposed in Gov. Jerry Brown’s spending plan. Unlike the UC system, Cal State is not considering system-wide tuition hikes.
But without full funding, the system again will have to turn away thousands of eligible students, said Chancellor Timothy P. White.
The trustees' actions came amid a raucous meeting...