Fitzgerald: Lawmakers bypass CSU, Stockton

Saturday, September 1, 2018

As excerpted from the Stockton Record.

A $7 billion bond measure that could have funded a California State University, Stockton died on the state Assembly floor Friday. Partially because the CSU system didn’t support it.

Feel free to join me in being irritated with the California State University Chancellor’s Office. The chancellor supported a rival, $4 billion bond measure that would fund repairs to existing CSU and University of California campuses but build no new ones.

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So what now? Eggman and her co-authors will reintroduce the bill next year. Brown will be termed out; gubernatorial frontrunner Gavin Newsom supports a CSU, Stockton.

Eggman and others will push for creation of an independent office that determines objectively when a new CSU is needed, and where.