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UC regents approve tuition hikes amid angry protests
UC regents approve tuition hikes amid angry protests

Over the din of students chanting their protest, the University of California regents voted 14-7 on Thursday to approve tuition increases of as much as 5% for each of the next five years. The actual voice vote of the regents could not be heard by the public as about 25 students in the meeting room yelled, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, tuition hikes have got to go!" The vote for the increases sets up months of negotiations and political posturing before a final tuition-percentage increase is chosen. UC officials say the hike can be eliminated or moderated if state funding increases enough. The opposing votes were cast by Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Assembly Speaker Toni...

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