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Cal State Spends $2-Million in 10 Years Renovating Presidential Homes

Renovations of eight university-owned presidential residences cost California State University campuses more than $2-million over 10 years, reports the Center for Investigative Reporting’s California Watch. At least half of that money came from state sources, and the figure does not include yearly maintenance. The renovations, according to California Watch, included kitchen-remodeling projects, garage expansions, and in one case, the replastering of a swimming pool. The projects have occurred during a period of steep budget cuts, which could get worse for the university system if voters do not approve a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to raise taxes.

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