|Budget Issue:||Summary of recent and proposed funding for higher education capital outlay projects. The Governor's budget proposal includes no capital outlay projects for UC or CSU, and proposes a limited capital outlay program of four projects for CCC. The proposal states the administration's intent to propose funding for additional higher education facilities in the May Revision, and likely will seek reappropriations for various projects delayed by the state's interim financing freeze and other factors.|
|Finding or Recommendation:||We recommend the Legislature exercise heightened scrutiny in reviewing new projects proposed in May and any reappropriation requests, as projects approved in previous years may no longer be high priorities due to the state's fiscal situation and changes in higher education such as declining enrollments.|
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