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  • FPPC says “Big Money Talks”–and how… Thursday, March 18, 2010 � by scott

    Corporations and business associations spent some $545 million over the past decade trying to influence policy decisions in Sacramento.

  • And you thought Sacramento was messed up Wednesday, March 17, 2010 � by scott

    From New York’s perspective, California politics hum along like a “relatively” well-tuned engine.

  • UC cuts are national news, not in a good way Saturday, November 21, 2009 � by eric

    New York Times: Students, professors and union workers alike say the state’s 20 percent cutback in financing imperils the system’s ability to provide a top-quality education to all qualified California students, particularly those from low-income families, who make up almost a third of the university’s student body.

  • What’s a mere 32% tuition hike? Wednesday, November 18, 2009 � by eric

    Sacramento Bee: UC Regents impose another tuition fee hike.

  • We love our colleges, Part II. So why are we raising tuition? Saturday, November 14, 2009 � by eric

    San Francisco Chronicle: The Chronicle’s Nanette Asimov writes that the UC Regents are getting ready to jack up tuition in a big way, including “an extraordinary $31,355 at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law.”

  • UPDATE: We love our colleges. Our politicians? Not so much. Thursday, November 12, 2009 � by eric

    Perhaps there is a message for California politicians in the findings of the latest poll by Public Policy Institute of California. Gov. Schwarzenegger’s approval rating is 28%. Californians place much more importance on college than do adults nationwide, have a favorable view toward colleges, and worry a lot about university budget cuts.