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TORRANCE DAILY BREEZE - EDITORIAL POSTSCRIPT

January 27, 2012

THE trustees of the California State University did the right thing on Wednesday by adopting a 10 percent cap on raises for CSU presidents.

It was a bit of a surprise. The trustees were expected to endorse a new policy by the chancellor that would open the door wide to outrageous executive pay. That morning, this newspaper and others in Southern California editorialized against that policy and supported a cap, like the one pushed by state Sen. Ted Lieu in SB 959. The trustees listened.

Senate OKs protecting grieving military families and others from disruptive, hurtful protests

January 26, 2012
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Funeral-protection measure sponsored by Sen. Ted Lieu
SACRAMENTO – A measure by Sen. Ted W. Lieu, D-Torrance, that seeks to protect grieving families from disruptive protests while balancing constitutionally sanctioned, free-speech protections sailed through the Senate today on a bipartisan vote.
 

KCRA-TV NBC: CSU Trustees Cap New Presidents' Salaries At $325K

January 25, 2012
The California State University board of trustees on Wednesday capped salaries of newly hired campus presidents at $325,000 after an outcry over a $400,000 pay package approved for a new president last year when tuition shot up 12 percent.

The new policy will establish a salary ceiling of $325,000 or raise the salary by no more than 10 percent of the pay received by the outgoing president.

LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS: CSU trustees cap presidential salaries

January 26, 2012

The California State University Board of Trustees on Wednesday unanimously approved capping salaries for new presidents in response to public outcry last year over a campus president's pay package.

The new policy will cap salaries for newly hired university presidents at $325,000 or no more than 10 percent above what their predecessors made. The base salaries are paid by state taxes.

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: CSU trustees reverse course on campus president pay

January 25, 2012

By Nanette Asimov

In a last-minute turnabout that eased a chorus of critics only somewhat, California State University trustees voted today to limit salaries for new campus presidents, and to consider economic realities before making salary offers.

The new plan, approved unanimously by the trustees in Long Beach, caps a president's base pay at 10 percent of what the prior president earned, but allows it to be supplemented with private money.

MERCED SUN-STAR: CSU's top salaries not rational

January 24, 2012

The California State University board of trustees will convene Wednesday to take up its revised formula for paying CSU campus presidents.

CSU analysts have improved the method for computing presidents' salaries. But they haven't gone far enough.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: CSU pay plan doesn't add up

January 25, 2012

CSU's trustees are about to approve a compensation policy for top managers that, overall, makes no sense for CSU's mission and today's economic realities.

Maybe the trustees of California State University need to take a remedial music class. Their tone-deafness is disturbing.

LOS ANGELES TIMES OPINION: CSU starts to see the light on pay

January 25, 2012

Facing criticism on many fronts -- including from The Times' editorial board -- California State University trustees backed down Tuesday from their long-planned, much-amended and nevertheless unacceptable proposal for setting salaries for campus presidents.

ASSOCIATED PRESS: CSU trustees cap new presidents' salaries at $325K

January 25, 2012

LONG BEACH, Calif.—The California State University board of trustees on Wednesday capped salaries of newly hired campus presidents at $325,000 after an outcry over a $400,000 pay package approved for a new president last year when tuition shot up 12 percent.

The new policy will establish a salary ceiling of $325,000 or raise the salary by no more than 10 percent of the pay received by the outgoing president.

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