Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Governor Opposes Prop. 92: Message from Pat Gantt

Pat Gantt, CSUEU President, sent this message out last night:

From: Gantt, Pat
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 9:02 PM
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Schwarzenegger opposes Proposition 92

Dear CSUEU Board members, Activists and CSUEU Staff,

It looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger even recognizes the flaws of Prop. 92 in this press release:

January 29, 2008
Schwarzenegger opposes Proposition 92
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced his opposition to the community college initiative, saying it would worsen the state's budget problems.
"California's budget system is dysfunctional and in serious need of reform," Schwarzenegger said in a statement released by his political organization. "Year after year funding for education, health care, public safety and other important programs is threatened because of fluctuating tax revenue and auto-pilot spending. Proposition 92 will only worsen the problem."
Schwarzenegger said Proposition 92 would lock in nearly a billion dollars in mandated spending over the next three years without any way to pay for it.
Proposition 92 would make several changes to state law affecting state funding, student fees and governance. It would give community college organizations more voting power on the California Community Colleges board of governors and grant the board full power over administrative expenses, such as making appointments and setting salaries for executive officers.
The measure also proposes to lower student fees from $20 per unit to $15, meaning a full-time student would pay $450 per academic year instead of the current $600.
Posted by Judy Lin on January 29, 2008 03:29 PM

Here is another article from the California Progress Report:

Here is who is also opposed to Prop. 92:

VOTE NO on Prop. 92

Pat Gantt, President

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