Among the biggest winners in the state budget deal that California lawmakers will vote on this week are University of California and California State University students. As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, Governor Jerry Brown agreed to more money to prevent tuition increases and boost enrollment.
In a little over a decade, the median rent in California has gone up 44 percent. That squeezes everyone who rents, including college kids. Financial aid hasn't kept up with rising non-tuition costs. As part of our statewide collaboration looking at the California Dream, KQED's Vanessa Rancano has this profile of a San Bernardino single mother attending UC Berkeley who's having trouble affording a place to live in the Bay Area.
A state Assembly subcommittee will vote today (Wednesday) on whether to include $120 million in the budget to establish an entirely online community college in California. More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.
Cal State and UC students and faculty are calling for more funding for higher education. As Captial Public Radio's Adhiti Bandlamudi reports, they're getting more funding -- just not as much as they asked for.
An Inland Empire state senator is pushing legislation that would bring together regional health care players to expand the number of physicians needed around the state, especially in the IE. KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.