Polled Californians and Legislative Leaders Want More Money for Higher Ed Without Tuition Hikes
A majority of Californians believe the state's higher education system is very important to it's future, but they don't want to pay for it. That's according to a new poll out from the Public Policy Institute of California. Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins called for a budgeting plan requiring UC to justify each line item instead of working automatically from the previous year's plan.
Mexican Soda Tax Provides Model for Berkeley
The City of Berkeley gained widespread attention in last month's election when voters there passed the nation’s first soda tax. Other U.S. cities have tried and failed to regulate sodas and other sugary drinks as a way to combat obesity and related health problems. But there is one country that's been taxing sugary drinks for almost a year now. The initiative in Mexico appears to be producing some results.