- Making News: Rob Reiner Announces $100 Million for -Preschool for All-
In 1998, California voters approved a $.50-a-pack cigarette tax to fund pre-school education. Proposition 10 is raising hundreds of million dollars a year for the state's 58 counties. Today, the First 5 Commission announced that $100 million will go to implement "preschool for all." Actor-producer-director Rob Reiner, a major supporter of Prop. 10, has been appointed by Governor Davis to head the commission.
- Reporter's Notebook: Tuition at California Universities to Rise 30%
Tough times hit higher education last week, as California State University Trustees decided to raise fees by 30 percent. University of California Regents approved a 25 percent hike that could jump to 30 percent. We hear praise of the hotly debated hikes from a Cal State Northridge economist, and condemnation from a UCLA student and veteran legislator John Vasconcellos.