The leaders of two of California's three college systems urged passage of Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to extend taxes, saying they are needed to avoid even more devastating pain than they already envision from $1.4 billion in higher education cuts Brown is proposing, reports Mercury News. Before a hearing at the Capitol Monday, California State University Chancellor Charles Reed said Brown told him and UC President Mark Yudoff "if this doesn't pass, we'll come back and cut more."
"So, sure, we need to support an increase in revenue," Reed said. "You have to pay for what you get. Everybody wants...

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