01/19/2011 01:19 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Gavin Newsom Suggests Challenging Jerry Brown's UC Cuts

In his first remarks at a University of California Board of Regents meeting this morning, Lt. Gov. and Regent Gavin Newsom proposed challenging half a billion dollars in cuts to the UC system proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Newsom said the regents shouldn't automatically accept the cuts and said, "I'm not convinced we're going to lose that half a billion dollars."