Higher ed on the ballot


Inside Higher Ed — California’s Proposition 30 is one of several issues related to higher education throughout the country that voters will be asked to decide on, the news site reported.

InsideHigherEdDan Hurley, director of State Relations and Policy Analysis for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, sees the ballot measures as falling into four buckets: revenue impacts, college access, capital improvements and autonomy.

The most contentious and discussed revenue measure is California’s Prop 30, a tax increase that would provide badly needed money for the University of California, California State University and California Community College systems. Prop 30 is one of two proposed education taxes on the California ballot, though the other, Proposition 38, relates exclusively to K-12 and early education. If voters fail to pass Prop 30, California colleges and universities would have to contend with massive budget cuts.

The article was published Oct. 18, 2012.

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