- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Yudof responds to May Revise
Governor Jerry Brown released his revised state budget proposal yesterday, May 16. The governor’s revised budget holds UC cuts to $500 million, but also described reductions that would be proposed should the state adopt an “all-cuts” budget in lieu of extending certain temporary taxes.
“The governor in his budget document asserted that, in an all-cuts budget, reductions in state funding for the University of California would be doubled, to $1 billion in cuts,” President Yudof said in a statement released in response to the proposal.
“Doubling the cut would reduce the state’s contribution to the university’s core funds – monies that pay professors and staff members, light the libraries, maintain the campuses, and all the rest – to roughly $2 billion. State funding of UC at this diminished level has not been seen since the early 1990s, a time when the university enrolled 80,000 fewer students.”
Yudof’s full response can be read at http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/25564.
On Wednesday, UC Regents will discuss the budget. They will establish budget reduction targets for the fiscal year in light of significant reductions in state funding. Their agenda is posted at http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/regents/regmeet/mar11.html.
ANR’s budget reduction target will be announced in the next ANR Update.
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