Even with the current budget crisis, the state’s inability to decide what to cut and how much to take is unforgivable. Now by cutting childcare, not only is the state hurting families in need, it is taking away jobs from those in the industry.
The California state budget has been passed, distributing funding for the higher education system. Money will go to fund restoration, student enrollment, UC building projects and Cal Grants.
With the onset of Gov. Schwarzenegger’s recently announced budget proposal, local groups statewide join together to push for the “Local Taxpayers, Public Safety, and Transportation Protection Act” to make the November 2010 ballot, and protect countless local services from losing funding.
Governor Schwarzenegger addresses prison spending and funding for higher education in his State of the State address and 2010-2011 budget proposal.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger released the 2010-2011 budget, a $82.9 billion dollar plan that will eliminate the state’s $19.9 billion dollar revenue shortfall by making cuts, on Friday Jan. 8.
The current state budget shortfall, projected at $28 billion through June of 2010, has left the Golden State feeling more like brass. Many Californians feel neglected by both the national and state governments. We’ve watched our state legislature slash budgets for important programs and overlook budgetary concerns in areas like health care and education, and frankly we’re pissed off.
It started with a lot of numbers. The first was 80, eluding to the 80 percent of state parks that were facing extinction at the hands of Governor Schwarzengger’s budget plan just this past spring. Then it was 100, the whittled-down number of parks that the Governer’s plan actually set its sights on. But a surprise announcement from state officials on September 25 added a whole different number to the mix: zero, referring to the number of state parks actually in danger.
In the current round of budget cuts in the California State Legislature, there is more at risk for the students and staff of UCSC. Both a proposal by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and a second proposal introduced by State Democrats in the legislature call for further cuts to the University of California.
With California inching closer towards insolvency, legislators must find a way to cut $24 billion from the state budget. But what do students in higher education stand to lose in the budget crisis? City on a Hill takes a closer look at the proposed cuts to the Cal Grant.
The dramatic landscape of Natural Bridges State Beach served as the backdrop to an impassioned rally on June 1, with over 500 residents coming together to oppose Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed plan to cut $213 million from the California State Parks system by 2011.