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Assembly bill 21 assists DACA recipients

Andrew Freeman

October 24, 2017


Filed under Community, News

On Oct. 5 Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 21, which requires CSU locations to offer protection and support for DACA recipients, which includes any undocumented students, faculty and staff. Various methods to offer this protection are stated in the bill, which is to be followed by the r...

No support offered to the middle class

No support offered to the middle class

Rachel Reyes

April 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Going to college is going to get even harder for students who receive minimal financial aid benefits with governor Jerry Brown's plan to cut out the Middle-Class Scholarship.The scholarship helps families who earn under $155,00 pay for their child’s tuition. The scholarship ranges from about a coup...

Minimum wage increase does more harm than good

Minimum wage increase does more harm than good

Jeff Guzman

April 29, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On April 4, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to raise the state’s minimum wage. This new bill aims to raise California’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 per hour by 2022. This wage hike will affect over 5 million workers. While there is a ton of support for this bill coming from different places and while Brown emphasizes the moral purpose...

Let the Panama Papers be a reminder to pay attention

Let the Panama Papers be a reminder to pay attention

William Rein and Dongyoung Won

April 17, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are many reasons right now to get involved in politics: whether you’re part of Black Lives Matter and believe we live in a racially contracted state; or you align with feminism and believe we live in a patriarchy; or you side with fringe political groups and believe we live in a police st...

Chico community reacts to minimum wage increase

Chico community reacts to minimum wage increase

Michelle Zhu

April 15, 2016


Filed under Community, News

  Although the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, California may get ahead after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, creating the nation's highest statewide minimum wage. The bill, signed on April 4, will increase the minimum wage gradually, wi...

Gov. Brown to raise minimum wage

Gov. Brown to raise minimum wage

George Johnston

April 4, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Californians working for minimum wage will soon feel an increase of money in their pockets. On April 1, California Gov. Jerry Brown announced he will sign a bill Monday raising the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020. The bill first passed the California assembly with a 48-26 vote then...

‘Yes Means Yes’ is full of holes

‘Yes Means Yes’ is full of holes

Veronica De La Cruz

October 3, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Tweet Talks

[View the story "Dissecting the new "Yes Means Yes" bill" on Storify] Leave comments or suggestions to keep the conversation going. Veronica De La Cruz can be reached at [email protected] or @Veronica_dlc on Twitter....

Governor vetoes extra $100M for CSUs, UCs

Governor vetoes extra $100M for CSUs, UCs

Ernesto Rivera

September 30, 2014


Filed under News

Governor Jerry Brown vetoed part of a budget bill Saturday which would of awarded an extra $50 million each to the California State University and University of California systems for deferred maintenance. Governor Brown said in a letter to the state assembly that he decided not to use $100 m...

Governor Jerry Brown seeks fourth term

Governor Jerry Brown seeks fourth term

Enrique Raymundo

March 13, 2014


Filed under News

The California Democratic Party endorsed Gov. Jerry Brown in his unprecedented bid for a fourth term as California governor at its annual convention on Saturday. Brown's policies and agenda have impacted Chico State and other public universities. Brown was the major force behind the 2012 ballot measur...

New state budget increases CSU funding

New state budget increases CSU funding

Enrique Raymundo

January 15, 2014


Filed under News

There is good news for the CSU system in Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014-15 budget proposal: the universities will be receiving a 5 percent increase in general funds. In an official document posted on Scribd, the budget plan proposed that an additional $142.2 million go to the CSU’s general fund. Acc...

Boosted Wi-Fi availability bolsters state, university

Boosted Wi-Fi availability bolsters state, university

September 18, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Two crucial bills sitting on the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown will affect the everyday lives of about one-third of Californians. Both SB740 and AB1299 will provide Californians with the tools and knowledge they need to become active users of the Internet. SB740 will allow the state government to spe...

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