NORTHRIDGE, CA – Governor Gavin Newsom visited California State University in Northridge on Wednesday to sign several laws aimed at making college in California more affordable and accessible, according to a press release from the Newsom office.
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The bill, which Newsom signed on Wednesday, will help ease the transfer of students into the CSU and University of California school systems, increase affordable college dormitories, and expand opportunities for financial assistance.
“We are here in spirit [of ] not just identifying the obvious and all of the challenges and annoying problems we have, but rather [with] real strategies and real solutions, “said Newsom at CSUN.” We have the plan and this year we have the money to do big things.
The bills are part of Newsom’s “California Comeback Plan,” a $ 100 million budget agreement that addresses homelessness, education, climate change and more, according to the Daily Sundial.
Newsom has exhausted $ 47.1 billion from the federal budget for 2021-22 for higher education, according to a press release.
Newsom wasn’t the only prominent California politician to stop by CSUN on Wednesday.
MP Jesse Gabriel, who represents Calabasas, and Senator María Elena Durazo, who represents parts of LA and Glendale, also came to sign the bill. Congressman Brad Sherman, who represents the San Fernando Valley, spoke at the event on Wednesday.
CSU Chancellor Joseph Castro also stopped at CSUN on Wednesday and took a tour of the campus.
“It will take hard work and constant collaboration from our faculty and administration across all public university segments,” Castro said at the event, according to the Daily Sundial. “But we will do this hard work and open the doors to thousands and thousands more students, especially those from historically underserved communities.”