Yee Bill Is 2nd Effort To Cap Calif. State U Executive Pay

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For the second time this month, a state senator has introduced legislation to limit executive raises at the California State University system within two years of a tuition increase or no boost in the allocation it receives from the state.

Base pay for newly hired executives would also be limited to 5 percent more than what their predecessor received under SB967, by state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco.

Those provisions differ somewhat from a similar bill introduced Jan. 4, which refers only to CSU presidents' salaries and would cap them at 150 percent of whatever the chief justice of the California Supreme Court is making. That bill, SB755, was introduced by Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance (Los Angeles County).

Both bills were inspired by salary decisions made last year by the CSU Board of Trustees at a time of rising tuition and severe budget cuts.

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