The budget contains an extra $125 million for the UC and CSU systems - but only if they don't increase tuition during the coming academic year AND voters approve Governor Jerry Brown's November tax measure.
Uhlenkamp: "There's a level of gamble that we would need to look at."
Mike Uhlenkamp with the Cal State Chancellor's Office says the CSU would have to pull back a tuition increase that's already been approved - and budgeted for:
Uhlenkamp: "So we would have to forego a tuition increase this year; the tax measure would have to pass; we don't get cut; and then we would receive the funding in the 13/14 year to make up for what we forewent this current year."
The UC is responding more favorably.
Both systems would still face $250 million trigger cuts if the governor's tax measure is rejected.