John Buntin is a GOVERNING staff writer. He covers health care, public safety and urban affairs.E-mail: email@example.com
This morning, the New York Times reported that the California State University system is planning to cut enrollment by 10,000. For anyone who cares about income inequality -- or just plain income -- that's terrible news. Maintaining -- or boosting -- university enrollments would be a worthy part of a state bailout package. State universities, tell those lobbying shops to start contacting the Obama transition team. This is one issue where self-interest and good policy line up. -- John Buntin
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