California Governor Proposals Freeze in UC Funds

Jerry Brown, California's governor, released his revised budget last week, which includes $50 million in funding for the University of California system that will be sequestered until concerns raised by the state's auditor are resolved, reports Inside Higher Ed.

The auditor's report alleged that UC failed to disclose tens of millions of dollars in surplus funds. But UC President Janet Napolitano and other system leaders said the audit overstated the size of the system's fiscal reserves.

Brown also proposed additional funding for the state's community college system, reported Inside Higher Ed. The plan includes $150 million for a new guided pathways project that would support 20 community colleges in improving structured pathways to graduation.


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