Proposed Bill Limits Raises For Cal State University Administrators

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— State Senator Leland Yee is proposing that colleges and universities shouldn’t give administrators pay raises while students struggle with fees and tuition increases.

It’s the second bill to be introduced in the state legislature to ban pay raises for top California State University (CSU) executives in years of budget deficit.

“It’s really my ongoing effort to try and provide some help to our students. Over the years we’ve found every time, there are these increases of executive compensation, students bear the brunt of it,” Yee said.

KCBS’ Susan Kennedy Reports:

A Southern California lawmaker introduced a similar bill, earlier this month that would cap the CSU president’s salary to 150 percent of whatever the chief justice of the California Supreme Court earns.

Last year, both University of California and CSU systems raised executives’ pay while raising student fees.

Under the new proposal, base pay for new administrators would be limited to five percent more than a predecessor.

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