California Analyst Advises Against Governor’s ‘Prisons vs. Universities’ Proposal

According to California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office, a constitutional amendment proposed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that would require the state to spend more on its universities than its prisons is both unwise and unnecessary. In a report released today, the nonpartisan office urged the Legislature to reject the proposal, which would require approval from both lawmakers and voters. The University of California issued a response disagreeing with the report and expressing disappointment in its suggestion that universities could raise fees to offset losses in state support.

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