Prop. 30 failure would mean enrollment caps, fewer classes at local public colleges

     

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin — If Gov. Jerry Brown’s income- and sales-tax Proposition 30 gets rejected by voters, all of the state’s public education will take a cut, not just K-12, which has gotten much of the attention in discussions of the potential fallout.

The current California budget is “balanced” based on the assumption that voters will approve Prop. 30 on Nov. 6. If they don’t, there will be $5.5 billion in cuts to public education, including higher education.

“If it fails, we will likely see two separate waves of consequences,” Cal State San Bernardino spokesman Sid Robinson said. “The first stage will come if there is a midyear cut.”

The article was published Oct. 22, 2012, and also appeared in the Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News and The Sun.

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