Budget Enacted – Details & Vetoes to Come

The legislature has passed a state budget which now goes to the governor for signature (he will) and line-item vetoes (some will likely be made).  Thereafter, there should be formal releases of the details by the Dept. of Finance and the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO).

In the meantime, the Sacramento Bee has a summary of highlights.  It includes for higher ed:

Proposes an average 5 percent general fund increase to California State University, the University of California and community colleges. No fee increases are envisioned through 2016-17. Authorizes scholarships, beginning in the 2014-15 academic year, for UC and CSU students whose families earn as much as $150,000 a year. Rejects governor’s January proposal to cap the number of credits students can take at the resident tuition rate.

The full article/summary is at http://www.sacbee.com/2013/06/16/5500148/california-democrats-wrap-up-state.html