Statement from California Coalition for Public Higher Education co-chairs on the state budget agreement

On June 17, 2015, California Coalition for Public Higher Education co-chairs, Dick Ackerman and Mel Levine, gave the following statement on California State 2015-16 budget agreement.


“The Budget agreement reached between Governor Brown and the Legislative leadership represents another positive step toward restoring State support for the University of California, California State University system and our community colleges, there is still a long way to go to recover from many years of drastic cutbacks in State funding.   Our public higher education system is the engine of California’s future and we must fuel that engine.”

Governor Jerry Brown,  Senate President pro Tempore Kevin De Leon and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins have announced a 2015-16 budget agreement that includes an additional $97 million for CSU to increase enrollment and additional incentives for UC to expand enrollment of California students over the next two years.