Jerry Brown takes on Janet Napolitano over UC tuition hikes

As head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and governor of Arizona, Janet Napolitano has had her share of political fights — but as University of California president, she may have finally met her match in Gov.Jerry Brown.

The penny-pinching Brown has come out swinging against Napolitano’s idea of hiking UC tuition 5 percent a year for the next five years — saying that if tuition goes up, UC can forget about any extra money from the state.