Calif. budget still uncertain

California Gov. Jerry Brown proposed his 2013-14 revised California state budget plan Tuesday, showing a potential surplus which has caused much debate over whether the money should be delegated to government programs, or held on reserve.

CSU tuition to stay same in 2013-14 year

Mustang Daily Staff Report news@mustangdaily.net California State University (CSU) students can sigh in relief following the CSU vote against increasing tuition for the 2013-14 school year on Jan. 22. California Gov. Jerry Brown was in attendance for the Board of Trustees meeting which included the…

Tuition freeze bill in CA legislature

Laura Pezzini lpezzini@mustangdaily.net An assembly bill proposed Jan. 7 would prohibit tuition increases for California higher education institutions during the next seven years. Assembly Bill 67 (AB 67) would cover schools in the California State University (CSU), University of California (UC)…

Prop 30 narrowly passes, CSU avoids budget cuts

Sean McMinn smcminn@mustangdaily.net Cal Poly students went to sleep Tuesday not knowing if Proposition 30’s outcome would bring a tuition increase or a tuition rollback come January. Hours later, they woke up to learn it would be the latter. It…

Proposition 30: What you need to know

Sean McMinn smcminn@mustangdaily.net Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong used just one word in a recent interview with CPTV to describe what it would be like if Proposition 30 is defeated: awful. But even Armstrong, who stands to see his university…

Voting yes on Prop 30: What other choice do we have?

Mustang Daily Staff md@mustangdaily.net There is a gun pointed directly at the California State University (CSU) system and it has a name: Proposition 30. Its bullet could cripple the CSU to the tune of a $250 million budget cut if…

Alumni Association endorse Prop 30

Sean McMinn smcminn@mustangdaily.net Adding its name to the list of those endorsing Proposition 30, the Cal Poly Alumni Association announced  support of the proposition in an email sent to members this past week urging them to vote for the tax…

Too soon to solidify plan for Proposition 30’s defeat

Sean McMinn smcminn@mustangdaily.net Kinesiology senior Laura Charbonneau has seen tuition rise eight times during her four years at Cal Poly. Despite the financial aid she receives, being the last of three children in her family to attend college makes her…

CSU set to pull trigger

Victoria Billings vbillings@mustangdaily.net Students across the California State University (CSU) system could face an additional $150 per semester in tuition starting January 2013 if Gov. Jerry Brown’s sales and income tax increase, Proposition 30, doesn’t pass in November. The CSU…

Task force to examine semester switchover

Sean McMinn seanmcminn.md@gmail.com After months of tentative discussion surrounding the issue, a presidential task force aimed to explore a Cal Poly conversion to semesters will begin meetings in mid-October. Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong, who will ultimately make the decision on…

Trustees prepare for more tuition increases

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to approve a 5 percent tuition increase that will come into effect if the system is hit with another round of budget cuts following the November election, a move that…