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More funding for graduation rates could mean less quality education

More funding for graduation rates could mean less quality education

State Hornet Staff

March 11, 2014

With the California State University still recovering from more than $1 billion in budget cuts since 2007, the evolution of a proper funding model is being considered by California policymakers and higher education officials.Currently Sacramento State is awarded funding based on the amount of students e...

Granting licenses to undocumented immigrants proves financially beneficial

Jaime Carrillo

October 15, 2013

Giving immigrants living in the U.S. without legal permission the ability to get California driver’s licenses makes perfect sense.Gov. Jerry Brown threw full support behind the bill, because of Congress’ ineptitude to pass any immigration reform at the federal level.“Hopefully, [the bill] will sen...

Social media privacy should be accessible to all

Social media privacy should be accessible to all

Jaime Carrillo

October 8, 2013

Thanks to a new bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, California teenagers will be able to retain their privacy in the age of social media, but the law should be expanded for everyone in the Golden State.Senate Bill 568, which has been dubbed the “eraser button law,” will require social media sites lik...

Transferring prisoners proves costly

Jaime Carrillo

September 10, 2013

In 2009, a panel of three federal judges ruled that California’s prison capacities were at an unconstitutional level. Now in 2013, Gov. Brown plans to expand prison capacity to keep up with a federal court order on prison crowding at the cost of $315 million this year alone. Brown will keep up with f...

CSU faces more cuts mid-year

Sam Pearson

September 7, 2011

For the California State University system, the budget pain may not have ended when Gov. Jerry Brown signed the 2011-12 budget in June. A provision in the budget could bring $100 million in additional cuts to the CSU system this winter if the state does not collect enough taxes. If the cut is only for t...