California Lawmakers' New Push to Freeze Tuition
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- Reports find student aid shift from states to federal government
- California lawmakers target students and faculty to pass tax hike measure
- Despite promising election results, California higher education still faces uphill battle
- Appropriations increases and tuition freezes reshape state funding picture
California Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have reached a deal that would bar public universities from receiving $125 million that could become available for them if voters approve a tax hike unless the universities freeze tuition, The Los Angeles Times reported. Lawmakers dislike planned tuition increases, and see the deal as another incentive for voters to pass the tax increases. But university officials are dubious, saying that they can't give up the tuition revenue, especially given that passage of the tax measure is uncertain.