This year, I was proud to advocate and support a state budget that increased access to higher education in our state, especially for California’s students. Recently, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee #2 on Education Finance held an oversight hearing at the University of California, Davis regarding enrollment and budget issues.
I was joined by my Assembly colleagues and representatives of the University of California (UC), to discuss and understand how UC campuses handle their budget and how to increase access for California’s students. I was happy to see the UC Regents take a major step forward in improving access by accepting the Legislature's offer of $25 million to increase enrollment by10,000 California students by the 2017-18 school year.
For more information on this please visit my website. If you have questions about any of these legislative or budget items, please check my website or contact my office. It is a pleasure to be of service.
Assemblymember McCarty Convenes Special Hearing at UC Davis
(Davis, CA) – Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance, convened a special hearing on the campus of the University of California, Davis to look into the policies that guide the UC system and the impacts those policies have on students, their families and the state. “The University of California is such a critical piece of our California landscape and the economy and our future,” Assemblymember McCarty noted. “We all have a vested interest in making sure the system works for everybody.” Several UC officials, student representatives and others testified at the informational hearing. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
Opening remarks from Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) at the Budget Sub 2 hearing regarding challenges facing the entire UC system and specifically UC Davis. (2:58):
Assemblymember McCarty explains why the hearing is being held. (:18):
Assemblymember McCarty says the UC system is a crucial component of the California economy and its future. (:15):