Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a 2011-12 budget plan that would inflict an additional $150 million in cuts on UC, which would lead to an additional double-digit tuition increase for students. While this appears to be a bit of good news, Brown must continue his struggle for others’ votes on later budget plans. For fiscal 2011-12, UCLA plans for a $96 million reduction in state funding. While UCLA officials say they have cash reserves to operate in 2011-12, they fear a shortage of nearly $55 million in 2012-13. Chancellor Gene Block outlined UCLA’S budget plan in a March 7 message to the campus community.

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