CSU Board of Trustees to discuss 2013-2014 budget

Gabrielle Moreira

The California State University Board of Trustees will discuss their 2013-2014 budget on Tuesday and Wednesday.

After the passage of Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown’s one cent sales tax increase, the CSU refunded $250 to each student in the university system. This refund was given to students who paid the 9 percent tuition increase for Fall 2012.

With an expected loss of $261.1 million from the refunds, the CSU requested an additional $371.9 million from the state after their Nov. 13-14 meeting.

In January, Brown proposed an investment budget of $125.1 million for the CSU system with a requirement that $10 million be invested in high-demand, or “bottleneck,” courses.

To promote the budget, Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom attended the CSU board’s Jan 22-23 meeting. Chancellor Timothy P. White said in order for the 2013-2014 budget to work with less than what they requested he would present a revised budget at this month’s meeting.