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CSU Statement on Immediate Action Agreement for Relief to Californians Experiencing Pandemic Hardship




​​​​The following statement can be attributed to California State University Chancellor Joseph I. Castro:

“The bold plan to fully restore the previous cut to the California State University budget is a tremendous development for the university and our students and their families throughout the Golden State. Investment in the CSU leads to greater levels of opportunity and achievement for our diverse students who will earn high-quality degrees and strengthen California's economy. We are grateful that Governor Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Atkins and Assembly Speaker Rendon have prioritized the university during this consequential time."

On February 17, Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced an immediate action agreement that includes a full restoration of the $299 million reduction from the CSU's base 2020-21 budget to take effect on July 1, 2021.

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