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UC postpones vote on raising professional fees

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The University of California is postponing a vote on raising fees for several professional degree programs.

UC officials said Tuesday the Board of Regents is tabling the proposal at the request of Gov. Jerry Brown, who serves on the board as part of his official duties. Brown wants time to study the agenda item.

The board had been scheduled to vote Wednesday on raising tuition by as much as 35 percent for degree programs in business, nursing, public policy and theater, film and television.

Brown is expected to make a rare appearance at Wednesday's regents meeting in San Francisco.

On Tuesday, the governor attended the California State University Board of Trustees' meeting in Long Beach, where he urged them to indefinitely postpone a vote on three proposed fees.