On May 13, 2016, Co-chairs of the California Coalition for Public Higher Education, Dick Ackerman and Mel Levine, responded to Governor Jerry Brown’s revised 2016-2017 Budget.
Governor Jerry Brown has issued a revised 2016-17 Budget proposal that includes an additional $25 million each for the University of California and the California State University system to facilitate increased enrollment of California students. The proposal did not include approximately $100 million in new funding requested by CSU.
“The Governor’s revised 2016-17 Budget proposal essentially maintains the status quo for higher education funding,” commented Dick Ackerman and Mel Levine, Co-chairs of the California Coalition for Public Higher Education. “Even with an additional $25 million each for UC and CSU, this leaves State support well below historic levels. Of immediate concern is the likelihood that insufficient State funding will force CSU to turn away thousands of qualified California students.”