Brown warns of more UC tuition hikes

In this Dec. 14, 2010 file photo, California Gov.-elect Jerry Brown is seen at a public discussion of the state budget on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles. Twenty-six states elected new governors last month _ 17 Republicans, 8 Democrats and one independent _ and now they are going to have to reconcile their principles and campaign promises with some harsh fiscal realities. Brown, who ardently pursued innovative clean energy and environmental protection programs during his first stint in office, in the revenue-rich 1970s and '80s, will have to figure out this time how to close a budget gap projected at more than $25 billion. (AP Photo, File)

April 6, 2011 1:59:51 PM PDT
Gov. Jerry Brown warned UC students their tuition could skyrocket to at least $20,000 per year if the an all-cuts budget is approved.

In-state students currently pay nearly $12,000 a year to attend a UC school. California needs to close a budget deficit of more than $15 billion.

Brown still hopes to strike a deal with republicans to ask voters to extend increases to the sales tax, personal income tax and vehicle registration fees. This comes after talks broke down between GOP lawmakers and Brown.