Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown announced that he is withholding $50 million from the University of California after a horrifying audit found that the school had a secret $175 million stashed away while they continued to ask the state for funding.
Fox News reported:
In his latest budget proposal for California’s 2017-2018 fiscal year, Brown said the money will only be released when UC makes progress in fixing its financial problems in addition to meeting other conditions set by his office, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Brown said he wants more transparency and financial reporting from the school system. He also criticized administrators’ salaries as being too high.
“I put the $50 million (the amount he is withholding) in there to hold their feet to the fire,” Brown said.
A state audit found that under university system President Janet Napolitano, former Department of Homeland Security chief, UC administrators hid $175 million from the public while increasing tuition and asking the state for more money.
When asked if he still has confidence in Napolitano as president, Brown defended her, saying the governing Board of Regents and others generally think she is doing a good job.
State Auditor Elaine Howle told lawmakers earlier this month that she faced an unprecedented lack of cooperation from Napolitano’s office while it was under audit. She detailed efforts by the office to edit responses from individual UC campuses to survey questions from auditors.
Napolitano’s office “inappropriately screened” the campuses’ responses and altered statements and ratings that were initially critical of the office, the audit said.
Brown will probably use that money now to fund illegal aliens living in the liberal state of California!