Stop the tuition hikes, and give California colleges `full funding,’ lawmakers say

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File photo of a San Jose State University student rallying last year against CSU tuition hikes. Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group

SACRAMENTO — As California lawmakers wrestle over how to spend — or save — an estimated $6.1 billion budget surplus, a bipartisan coalition of legislators is pushing to spend some of the money on the state’s prized university systems, averting tuition hikes.

The proposal unveiled Monday would give the universities exactly what they are asking for: a $263 million boost in ongoing funding for California State University and $197 million for the University of California.

That’s more than double the $92 million that Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed giving to each university system...

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