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One year later: What Proposition 30 is funding

Zach Hannigan and Stephan Starnes

November 4, 2013

With the passage of Proposition 30 in the 2012 November elections, California saw an increase in sales tax of a quarter of a cent and an increase in income tax on those earning more than $250,000 annually for the next seven years Some of that extra funding from the added tax was slated to go to California community colleges to “p...

Chancellor tackles budget and more at CRC convocation

Chancellor tackles budget and more at CRC convocation

Josh Slowiczek, News Editor

January 25, 2013

The newly appointed Los Rios Community College District chancellor Brian King, Ph.D., delivered his first...

Proposition 30 relieves transfer student concerns

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

December 12, 2012

Before the passing of Proposition 30, California colleges were facing the stark reality of having to make cuts to classes and teachers with the possibility of already high tuition getting even higher. Yearly tuition is nearing $13,000 for the University of California system and $6000 for the California State University system. Tuition...

San Diego Chancellor on Proposition 30: 'California has finally come to its senses'

San Diego Chancellor on Proposition 30: ‘California has finally come to its senses’

November 12, 2012

With Proposition 30 being passed by voters in the election, California community colleges will be able...

Editorial: Proposition 30 is a saving grace for community colleges

Editorial Staff

November 1, 2012

It is well known that the budgets of California colleges have been declining since the recession hit in 2007.But there is something we can do to stop that downward spiral.A yes vote on Proposition 30 is a yes vote for yourself and for the future of community colleges.By raising the state sales tax a quarter of a penny and inco...

California Proposition 38 looks to restore K-12 funding

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

October 25, 2012

If Proposition 38 is passed, schools from K-12 will have their funding restored and expanded, according to the official voter information guide.Proposition 38 raises $10 billion a year for schools, puts it into a secure trust fund that politicians can’t touch and distributes the money evenly on a per-child basis to every publ...

California Proposition 30 looks to increase taxes to fund education

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

October 6, 2012

If Proposition 30 fails to pass, community colleges in California stand to lose approximately $550 million, California Community Colleges Vice Chancellor for College Finance & Facilities Planning Dan Troy said during a conference call for college newspapers. Proposition 30 proposes a tax increase for those who earn over...

California Community Colleges’ budget hinges on Proposition 30

Editorial Staff

September 27, 2012

California Community Colleges will cut $338 million in the event that Proposition 30 fails to pass in the November election, CCC Acting Chancellor Erik Skinner said during a conference call held for student newspapers on Sept. 26. Proposition 30 calls for a raise in sales tax by one-fourth of a cent for four years and an...

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