Senator’s 2015 agenda includes stopping UC tuition hikes
By Miriam Raftery
January 1, 2015 (San Diego) – Four bills by State Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego) become law today. Two aim to protect the elderly in residential care facilities, a second will protect victims of human trafficking and save the state money by consolidating trials from multiple jurisdictions, and a fourth will speed up testing of beach water quality.
One of his top goals for 2015 will be to keep higher education “accessible and affordable for all of California’s students.” Block and Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León recently introduced SB 15 which would eliminate tuition increases for the University of California system and provide substantially greater support to all of the state’s public education institutions.