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CSU Campuses to Host Informational Events on Impact of Proposition 30

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(October 2, 2012) – With slightly more than one month remaining until the November election, CSU campuses are hosting a variety of informational events detailing the impact of Proposition 30 on campuses and the university system as well as voter registration drives.

The 2012-13 California state budget includes a mid-year “trigger” cut tied to Proposition 30 and if the measure is not approved by voters, the CSU budget will be cut by $250 million. CSU has adopted a contingency plan to manage the budget cut that includes a 5 percent tuition increase, reducing campus expenditures by $132 million – the equivalent of $600 per student – and potential enrollment and staff reductions. If the measure passes, the CSU will rescind a $249 per semester tuition fee increase that is already in place in response to legislation passed by the legislature and governor as part of the state budget.

Among the informational events currently scheduled to take place at campuses:

  • On Wednesday, October 3, Sacramento State and LEED (Linking Education and Economic Development) will hold a forum with participants including Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez and state and local education, business and opinion leaders. Campus contact Kim Nava (916) 278-4016.
  • On Tuesday, October 9, Cal State Long Beach President F. King Alexander will join Long Beach City College Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley and Long Beach Unified School District Superintendent Chris Steinhauser on the steps of the Pyramid at CSULB to discuss the impacts the initiative will have on the campuses, district and the Long Beach College Promise. Campus contact Rick Gloady (562) 985-5454.

  • On Wednesday, October 10, San Francisco State will host a Student Registration Rally from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Malcolm X Plaza and Quad. Among the speakers scheduled to participate include Joseph Greenwell, dean of students and Adenike Hamilton, SFSU’s ASI president. Campus contact Jared Giarrusso (415) 405-3821.

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