The right priorities? Reactions to Gov. Newsom's 2022-23 early ed budget

The week, Gov. Gavin Newsom built on last year’s record state budget with a 2022-23 spending plan that tops it.

Within the big numbers are programs, priorities and new commitments that will be shaped by the public’s response and debated through June in the Legislature. EdSource has asked observers, advocates, students and legislators to initiate the discussion with their first take on the governor’s budget for 2022-23.

New report: California must address imbalance of too many eligible students and not enough slots at UC and CSU

California has more eligible students for admission to the state’s public universities than those campuses have space for.

new report released Wednesday by The Campaign for College Opportunity highlights that more eligible students are applying to the University of California and California State University campuses than those colleges can admit. The lack of capacity means that fewer qualified Latino and Black students are applying to these universities.

Sacramento gets $12 million for American River Parkway improvements. Here’s what’s planned

The lower American River Parkway will receive about $12 million in state funding for significant public access improvements.

Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, secured the money in the state budget.

“In total this will be the largest investment ever for the lower Parkway as far as public access improvements,” McCarty said. “This is the jewel of Sacramento.”

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