Hinges On New State Money
6:37 am
Fri November 15, 2013

California University System Approves Budget

The University of California's Board of Regents has approved a proposed budget for next school year that hinges on the state giving the system an additional $120 million for pension cuts, enrollment growth, and improvements to academic programs.

U. C. Berkeley Campus
U. C. Berkeley Campus
Credit U of California

The Board of Regents passed the spending plan unanimously at a meeting Thursday.

The plan would freeze undergraduate tuition, increase undergraduate enrollment by 2,2oo students, and provide a 3 percent salary raise for non-union UC employees.

Governor Jerry Brown told regents he doubted the state Legislature would approve $120 million more in general state revenue above the 5 percent increase, or about $146 million, he has already offered.