UC Board of Regents Approves Budget Increase of $120 Million

By Associated Press
|  Friday, Nov 15, 2013  |  Updated 10:31 AM PDT
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UC Board of Regents Approves Budget Increase

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - 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 costs, enrollment growth and improvements to academic programs.

The Board of Regents passed the spending plan unanimously at their meeting in San Francisco on Thursday.

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The plan would freeze undergraduate tuition, increase undergraduate enrollment by 2,200 students and provide a 3 percent salary raise for non-union UC employees.

Gov. Jerry Brown told regents he was doubtful 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.

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