As excerpted from The Record.
AB2771 has exciting potential. Assemblywoman Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, has co-authored this $7 billion university bond. The Higher Education Facilities Bond Act of 2018 would address billions of dollars in capital needs and long-postponed maintenance at aging University of California and California State campuses.
And it would include enough extra moola to fund three new campuses. Including, say, a California Polytechnic University, Stockton. Or a plain old Stockton State.
“Can I automatically say we’re going to get a campus with this?” said Eggman. “I don’t know that I can say that. But I can say it puts us a whole lot closer to the goal line, with money on the table.”
The bill won bipartisan approval this week in the Assembly Higher Education Committee.