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CFA SPECIAL HEADLINES • July 16, 2020

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Lawmakers Pass State Budget; CFA Advocates for Maintaining Staffing Levels, Student Services at CSU

California lawmakers passed a 2020-21 state budget that reflects the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 public health pandemic.  The $202.1-billion spending plan includes a reduction in funding for the CSU to the tune of $299 million that can be backfilled if Congress passes the HEROES Act to provide federal stimulus to states. In fact, with the federal monies, the CSU would see an increase in $199 million in funding over last year.

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CFA Bids Farewell to CSU Maritime Leader

With profound sadness and loss, CFA said goodbye this week to Scott Saarheim, one of our long-time leaders and activists. He was Associate Professor at CSU Maritime and Marine Vocational Instructor II in the Department of Marine Transportation. Saarheim passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

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