CSU Faculty Association officials and the system’s Chancellor are against the proposed cut that would include public universities. CSU Chancellor Charles B-Reed says the Cal State University budget is already tight—because of recently approved pay raises.
“So we would have to step back and see where we could take a 28-million dollar reduction…”
Republicans want to shrink an ongoing deficit. Senate GOP leader Dick Ackerman proposed the idea of an across-the-board, one-percent cut.
“Everybody wants to protect their programs and our programs so this just gives the administration which is in control of all the programs a little more flexibility to decide where they want to do it.”
A spokesman for the Assembly Speaker says Democrats oppose trimming public universities’ budgets.