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Brown, Legislature study ways to avoid UC, Cal State tuition hikes
Brown, Legislature study ways to avoid UC, Cal State tuition hikes

The fate of the proposed tuition increase at University of California campuses now rests in the hands of the governor and state lawmakers, who are aligned in opposition to it but divided over how to scrap it. The UC regents voted in November to increase tuition by as much as 28% over the next five years, triggering student protests and a chorus of political bellowing, and promised to make higher education funding one of the Capitol's hottest policy debates in the coming year. The leaders of the state Assembly and Senate have offered plans to defeat the proposed increase and raise government funding for California's public universities. Brown, a member of the UC Board of...

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