Governor Brown recently released his budget proposal to the Legislature for the next fiscal year and he rightly makes education a top priority. Republicans agree with him. In fact, the entire Legislature should seize this opportunity to make our students a true priority. That is why I co-authored Assembly Bill 67 that would protect students at the University of California, California State University, and California Community Colleges from rising costs. We want to pass a seven year freeze that would hold tuition and fees at the levels set in the 2011-12 academic year. This would give students relief and financial predictability over the course of their education.
Our students deserve better. For far too long, politicians across the ideological spectrum have made promises that they did not keep. By passing AB 67, we would ensure that the voters’ will is upheld.