455.Paper.Peter Qu.UC Budget Cuts.AUT08

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on
May,
2008,
the
projected
budget
gap
has
significantly
widened
 to
$24.3
billion
(Schwarzenegger,
May
Revision
2008‐09,
Governor's
Budget,
2008).

The
rapid
 deterioration
in
the
financial
standing
of
the
State
California
means
many
difficult
decisions
 have
to
be
made.
 California
State
Budget:
 In
his
proposed
budget
on
January,
2008,
Governor
Schwarzenegger
called
for
a
10‐percent
 across‐the‐board
reduction
to
all
programs
funded
by
State’s
General
Fund
(Schwarzenegger,
 Governor’s
Budget
Summary
2008‐09,
2008).

Included
in
the
cuts
is
the
reduction
of
total
 funding
for
the
University
of
California
by
$331.9
million
(California
Budget
Project,
2008).

By
 the
time
Governor
Schwarzenegger
revised
the
state
budget
proposal
in
May,
2008,
he
restored
 $98.5
million
in
funding
for
the
University
of
California
and
brought
the
net
proposed
funding
 reduction
to
$233.4
million
(California
Budget
Project,
2008).

Governor
Schwarzenegger
new
 proposed
budget
reduction
was
subsequently
accepted
by
the
State
Assembly
and
State
Senate,
 and
signed
into
law
as
part
of
the
2008
Budget
Act
(Schwarzenegger,
State
Budget
2008‐09,
 2008).
 University
of
California:
 The
University
of
California
system
is
a
premier
public
university
system
in
the
United
States.

 The
UC
system
consists
of
10
campuses,
five
medical
centers,
16
health
professional
schools,
 three
law
schools
and
one
veterinary
school.

Several
UC
campuses
such
as
Berkeley,
Los
 Angeles
and
San
Diego
are
well‐known
for
academic
excellence
and
innovative
research.

The
 entire
UC
system
currently
enrolled
more
than
220,000
students
(University
of
California,
20...
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