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Protest Disrupts UC Regents Meeting In Sacramento

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Protestors wearing prison uniforms that read "sentenced to debt" disrupted the UC Regents meeting by clapping and singing. Regents are weighing a six percent tuition increase to deal with proposed budget cuts. Cheryl Deutsch is a graduate student at UCLA.

DEUTSCH"Were asking for a crackdown on mismanagement itself in the form of high executive pay and relentless tuition hikes."

But U-C Spokesman Peter King says Regents are meeting in Sacramento to ask lawmakers for an additional $125 million to prevent a tuition increase.

KING  "We've been cut a billion dollars in the last few years alone, we're operating at 1997 funding levels even though we're serving 70,000 more students"

The University would take another $250 million cut if voters reject Governor Jerry Brown's proposed tax initiative this fall.
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