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California University System Approves Budget

U of California

The University of California's Board of Regents has approved a proposed budget for next school year that hinges on the state giving the system an additional $120 million for pension cuts, enrollment growth, and improvements to academic programs.

The Board of Regents passed the spending plan unanimously at a meeting Thursday.

The plan would freeze undergraduate tuition, increase undergraduate enrollment by 2,2oo students, and provide a 3 percent salary raise for non-union UC employees.

Governor Jerry Brown told regents he doubted the state Legislature would approve $120 million more in general state revenue above the 5 percent increase, or about $146 million, he has already offered.