CSU Trustees Postpone Fee Hikes Discussion

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    Gov. Jerry Brown has urged the California State University board of trustees to keep costs down to maintain low tuition and fees in the 23-campus system.

    In an unusual appearance at the trustees' meeting Tuesday, Brown said he was pleased the board decided to indefinitely postpone a vote on a set of tuition fee hikes that had caused a student outcry.

    Board chairman Robert Linscheid says the board tabled the increases after discussions with the governor and students.

    Brown says the trustees must ``get out of their comfort zone'' to control expenses.

    Brown is an ex-officio member of the board and had never attended a meeting since his 2011 election.