California State University, Long Beach
Cal State holds off on budget decisions, lobbies for more state money

California State University is delaying some budget decisions for next year in hopes that an improved economic outlook may spur California legislators free up more funding for the vast system, which annually educates nearly half a million students. In November, Cal State had requested a support budget of $237.6 million to enroll 20,000 more students and hire 500 additional full-time faculty members, among other uses. But in his 2014-15 spending plan, Gov. Jerry Brown proposed state funding of $142.2 million for the institution. At a March meeting of the Board of Trustees, Brown cautioned that the university’s needs had to compete with a long list of other state priorities. ...