California colleges’ funding hangs on a ballot measure


The Wall Street Journal. — California’s public universities are getting ready to raise tuition and cut staff, while students are bracing for the potential impact on their schooling, should voters reject a tax increase on November’s ballot.

The Wall Street Journal.California’s Proposition 30, championed by Gov. Jerry Brown, would raise $6 billion in taxes to spare state schools from budget cuts in this fiscal year. Brown and the Democrat-run state legislature put a trigger in this year’s state budget that will cut about $5 billion from public schools and universities if voters reject the measure.

A poll released Wednesday showed fewer than half of California’s likely voters support Prop. 30.

The article was published Oct. 25, 2012.

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