Monday, May 11, 2009

Patt Morrison for Tues, May 12


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

1-3 p.m.



1:00 – 1:30

Cal State Students Absorb more Blows from a Failed State Budget, Recession

Students of any of the 23 California State University campuses should prepare to pony up an extra $306/year for classes as California’s college students continue to pay for the state’s severe budget shortfalls—UC students will have to pay 9.3% more in tuition fees as well.  The tuition hike for CSU comes after system-wide admissions were cut by 10%, designed to hold down enrollment to save yet more money.  With budget cuts continuing at CSU campuses and probably more fee hikes on the way, can California’s vaunted public higher education network continue to achieve at high levels?



Robert Turnage, assistant vice chancellor and budget director for the California State University



TBD Rep from California State Student Association




1:30 - 1:40

NTSB Begins Safety Hearings into Buffalo Plane Crash

Over the next few days, The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold hearings into the safety issues raised by the February crash of an airliner near Buffalo that killed 50 people. The NTSB investigation has faulted the captain of the plane and his lack of hands-on-training for the crash. Witnesses in the hearing are expected to provide new allegations about training shortcomings, as well as the prevalence of chronic pilot fatigue and lapses in cockpit discipline. How worried should we be about the training for commuter airlines? We get the lowdown from day 1 of the hearing.






1:40 – 2:00






2:00 – 2:30

Prop 1B: Education Funding Hangs in the Balance

Appearing on the special statewide ballot next week, Prop 1B is just one of six propositions that are part of the 2009-2010 state budget and tax increase agreement. With California schools facing heavy cuts, supporters hope 1B will pass, mandating supplemental payments of $9.3 billion to schools and community colleges. Opponents and proponents weigh on the benefits and effects of the measure. 






2:30 – 3:00









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