The fact-filled CBP brief, analyzing both CSU and UC funding under Gov. Brown’s proposed budget, states: “Gov. Brown’s proposed 2014-15 budget continues a plan, included in the 2013-14 budget agreement, that increases General Fund support for CSU and UC by $142.2 million each, with the expectation that they would not increase tuition and fees through 2016-17. However, even with the proposed funding increases, state support for both CSU and UC in 2014-15 would remain nearly one-quarter below 2007-08 levels, after adjusting for inflation.” Gov. Brown’s proposed budget increases CSU funding by $142.2 million--dramatically less than the $237 million that the CSU Board of Trustees has requested. The trustees’ budget focuses on funding for a modest compensation pool, among other important needs. Last December, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez introduced a Blueprint for a Responsible Budget that calls for more investment in higher education than is in the governor’s proposal. Gov. Brown’s budget will be debated by the state legislature and its various committees before being finalized this summer. CSUEU calls on CSU staff members and all supporters of the CSU to let your elected representatives know that you support more investment in the CSU. Please take action by sending emails to your state legislators telling them that you support greater funding for the CSU!