Brown Proposes Cuts to UC, CSU in State Budget

Read Gov. Brown's Budget Proposal and President Yudof's Response Below »




Related Articles »






  • Printer Friendly Printer Friendly
  • Comments Comments (0)

With the state facing a $25.4 billion budget gap for the 2011-12 fiscal year, Gov. Jerry Brown proposed $500 million in cuts to the University of California as part of his 2011-12 budget on Monday.

Brown unveiled his first recommendation for the state's 2011-12 budget, proposing a total of $12.5 billion in reductions in state spending levels. His plan includes deep cuts to state welfare programs and a total of $1 billion in funding reductions to the state's higher education system.

"What I propose will be painful," said Brown at a televised news conference in Sacramento introducing his budget. "It will take sacrifice from every sector of California."

The $500 million funding cut to the UC represents a 17 percent reduction from the state's estimated funding level last year of about $2.9 billion to the university, according to UC spokesperson Steve Montiel.

The proposed cut - which Brown called "very difficult" at the news conference - continues a trend of diminishing state support for the UC that has seen annual state funding levels drop by $733.3 million since the 2007-08 fiscal year, according to Brown's budget proposal.

The California State University system - which has also experienced severe cuts in recent years - also will sustain a $500 million cut through Brown's plan. The plan also includes $432.5 million in cuts to the state's community college system while increasing the price per unit from $26 to $36.


Jordan Bach-Lombardo is the lead higher education reporter. Contact him at [email protected]



Comments (0) »

Comment Policy
The Daily Cal encourages readers to voice their opinions respectfully in regards to both the readers and writers of The Daily Californian. Comments are not pre-moderated, but may be removed if deemed to be in violation of this policy. Comments should remain on topic, concerning the article or blog post to which they are connected. Brevity is encouraged. Posting under a pseudonym is discouraged, but permitted. Click here to read the full comment policy.
White space
Left Arrow
Higher Education
Image Student regent resigns after sex crime allegations
Jesse Cheng officially announced his resignation from his positio...Read More»
Higher Education
Image UC spared additional cuts in budget revision
While the University of California escaped further funding reductions M...Read More»
Higher Education
Image UC Board of Regents wary of unreliable state funds
SAN FRANCISCO - Following the release of Gov. Jerry Brown's revis...Read More»
Higher Education
Image UC Student Regent Jesse Cheng announces his resign...
Former UC Student Regent Jesse Cheng announced in an open le...Read More»
Higher Education
Image Reform caucus sweeps executive positions in electi...
A little more than five months after a contentious contract rat...Read More»
Right Arrow




Job Postings

White Space