SACRAMENTO (AP) — The University of California system will face new financial restrictions and enrollment targets under the proposed state budget after an audit found administrators hid tens of millions of dollars from the public.
Lawmakers plan to pass the budget Thursday. It withholds $50 million from the UC system if recommendations in the audit aren’t met and gives lawmakers more control over funding for the UC president’s office. The proposal also aims to admit more in-state students and transfer students.READ MORE: Steph Curry, Draymond Green Ready For Play-In Game; Warriors To Take On Lakers Wednesday Night
The April audit report said administrators didn’t disclose $175 million in the president’s office even as tuition was increasing.READ MORE: Demonstrators Call on San Francisco to Keep Great Highway Closed to Cars
UC President Janet Napolitano has committed to keeping clearer budget plans and records. But she has disputed the audit’s charge of hidden money. She says money in reserves actually totals $38 million.MORE NEWS: Marin County Steps Up Effort to Vaccinate Youth
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