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CSUSM President Reacts To Proposed State Budget Cuts, Online Fall Semester

The Cal State San Marcos campus is shown, Feb. 8, 2018.

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Above: The Cal State San Marcos campus is shown, Feb. 8, 2018.

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The 23-campus California State University system is facing a $404 million reduction in funding compared to last year's budget.

Aired: May 21, 2020 | Transcript

California universities and colleges are facing significant budget cuts as many campuses work to keep most classes online in the fall.

Governor Gavin Newsom's updated budget proposal includes a 10% reduction to higher education funding from last year. The 23-campus California State University system is facing a decrease of $404 million.

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Ellen Neufeldt, president of Cal State San Marcos, joined Midday Edition on Thursday to discuss how a possible drop in state funding may impact CSUSM and how the university is preparing for the fall semester.

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