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BC Pres. speaks about budget

Patricia Rocha, Reporter

January 30, 2013

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Bakersfield College president Sonya Christian discussed Gov. Brown’s budget proposal that increases community college funding. If this budget proposal is finalized, an additional $197 million will be invested in community colleges statewide. “We’ve had significant budget cuts, so in no way does it make up for the reductions of the past, but it is a better forecast...

More work to be done despite Prop 30 passing

Patricia Rocha, Editor in Chief

November 15, 2012

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Now that Proposition 30 has passed and a $5.2 million cut in budget has shrunk down to $1.2 million, Bakersfield College can move forward on planning for the future. Interim President Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg discussed the feeling of relief, tempered with the realization that California’s economic problems are not yet over, and there is still a projected $1.2 million left...

Students react to Gov. Brown’s visit

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

October 31, 2012

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After Gov. Jerry Brown talked to students at Bakersfield College about Proposition 30, most BC students appreciated that Brown took some time to come to BC and talk to the students, and left more assured about Proposition 30. “I think it’s cool that he’s talking to our school and to show what we need to vote to increase our school,” said Ashley Roberts, a liberal...

Rally held to inform students on Prop. 30

Rally held to inform students on Prop. 30

October 31, 2012

An informational rally was held in the free speech area on Oct. 25 to discuss the affects Proposition 30 would have on Bakersfield College. Speakers...

Jerry Brown visits BC, encourages a ‘yes’ vote on Prop. 30

Jerry Brown visits BC, encourages a ‘yes’ vote on Prop. 30

October 31, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown spoke on the Bakersfield College campus Oct. 23 in support of Proposition 30. In his speech, Brown told California’s voters the choice...

STAFF ED: Prop. 30 a bandage for education

Omar Oseguera, Photo and Multimedia Editor

October 3, 2012

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They say you can’t put a price on education, but it is clear that is not the case. Proposition 30 is calling for a sales tax increase, and an increase to personal income tax rates for upper-income taxpayers. The motive behind this is to help fund public education, and if it does not pass, colleges will face severe cuts and tuition hikes. This situation puts one of the...

Students discuss their views on Proposition 30

Omar Oseguera, Photo and Multimedia Editor

October 3, 2012

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Students at Bakersfield College gave their opinion on one of the biggest issues coming up on the November ballot, Proposition 30. The proposition calls for a sales and use tax raise of a fourth of a cent for four years. There is also an increase in personal income tax rates on those making annual earnings over $250,000, which would last for seven years. The goal of...

BC president talks Prop. 30; school may face more cuts to faculty

Patricia Rocha, Editor in Chief

September 19, 2012

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A large factor in Bakersfield College’s budget future is Gov. Jerry Brown’s Sales and Income Tax Increase Initiative, known as Proposition 30. If passed, the law titled “The Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012” would raise California’s current sales tax of 7.25 percent to 7.5 percent for the next four years. It would also create four high-income...

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