Veto sends huge data cache into state limbo

When Gov. Brown abolished the state office that coordinates and researches higher education, he cut the money but left dangling the fate of hundreds of millions of academic records–including confidential student information, reports Capitol Weekly. Brown’s surprise elimination of the 37-year-old California Postsecondary Education Commission–the commission only learned of its own demise shortly before Brown announced it publicly–saved the state some $2 million by eliminating about 20 jobs. CPEC was one of dozens of boards and commissions that were eliminated to save money…

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