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Brown warns of soaring UC costs in all-cuts budget
San Francisco Chronicle

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday began laying out the possible consequences of balancing California’s remaining $15.4 billion budget deficit solely through spending cuts — including a doubling of University of California tuition — as he pushes for a compromise with Republicans on his proposal for a special election on taxes.

In an address to the California Hospital Association, Brown said UC undergraduate fees could hit $20,000 to $25,000 a year if the Legislature approves and he signs an all-cuts budget.