California Legislature Wants a Say in Public University Budgets
Angered by student tuition hikes at California’s public universities and colleges, lawmakers are pursuing legislation that would give them broad new powers over how the higher education systems spend taxpayer money. The proposals include measures to limit student fees, freeze executive compensation and increase budget transparency, and even a constitutional amendment that would strip the University of California of its historic autonomy. The UC system has had considerable flexibilty compared to prior state control of the community colleges. Source :ECS.