The chart above from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities suggests that the state’s “social welfare” functions will take a growing share of the budget. [Click on the chart to enlarge and make clearer.] Those functions were very limited at the time of the Master Plan’s adoption. Since that time, they have tended to crowd out UC’s share of the state budget. Ultimately, that is why the governor cautioned UC about its wishlist budget at the most recent Regents meeting.
You can find the report from which the chart above was taken at: