UC president endorses Jerry Brown tax bid
UC President Mark G. Yudof on Wednesday strongly endorsed Gov. Jerry Brown's bid to raise the sales tax and income taxes on the wealthy at the ballot box in November, warning of big tuition increases should it fail.
Brown has threatened massive cuts to public K-12 schools should the tax bid fail, but he also included in his budget proposals cuts for the UC and Cal State systems if voters reject his ballot measure, for which he is frantically gathering signatures. Raidly rising tuitions at the state's public universities has been a hot topic in Sacramento lately.
Photo: Gov. Jerry Brown talks to reporters in Long Beach earlier this month. Photo Credit: Reed Saxon/Associated Press