Wednesday, December 29, 2010

UC Is Hearing The Brown Sound Again

My guarded optimism that California's new governor, Jerry Brown, would be a Nixon-breaks-the-china fiscal hawk was based on having covered him in the 1970s, when he saddled the elites at the University of California with a series of austerity budgets. Sure enough, as the LA Times reports:
Details of which programs Brown will propose to cut remain unclear. But in private discussions, he has mentioned paring back the state's welfare program, reducing what doctors and healthcare providers are paid to care for the poor, and trimming funding for the University of California and California State University systems.

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