As detailed first in the
McCarty is correct that California's public colleges are integral to this state's past and future success. But as much as
The buoyant stock market could result in a tax revenue windfall this year. But legislators would be wise to see one-time money for what it is and use it for one-time expenses. They could, for example, pay down pension debt for school employees.
If legislators want to help college students, they also could ease laws that slow construction of low-cost student-oriented housing, or perhaps use
McCarty and other Assembly Democrats have seized on a populist notion championed by Sen.
But at a time when
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