STATEMENT: Lt. Governor Newsom on Tuition Decision by the University of California

04-26-18

(SACRAMENTO) - Lt. Governor and University of California Regent Gavin Newsom issued the following statement regarding the University of California's decision to abandon proposals of increasing tuition for the upcoming academic year:

"This is another step in the right direction from the University of California, having previously seen the wisdom of punting its decision on tuition hikes before Sacramento agrees next year's budget,

"But I hope that this is not the end of the discussion. Both the C.S.U. and the U.C. must work with the legislature on a multi-year funding agreement with structural reforms so that this impasse isn't repeated again and again, year after year."

Background:

Ahead of today's announcement, Lt. Governor Newsom urged the U.C. again to abandon proposals that would raise tuition on California residents attending U.C. campuses. Newsom has been calling on the U.C. since January 2018 to postpone any decision on tuition before the legislature has agreed a budget with the Governor. The U.C. subsequently punted the decision until June's meeting of the Board of U.C. Regents.

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