Saturday, March 28, 2015

SIU Considers Impact of Proposed State Budget Cut - JEFF WILLIAMS, WSIU

Presidents from the state's public universities have met with lawmakers at the state capitol to object to Governor Bruce Rauner's proposed higher education budget for FY 2016. The Governor's proposal includes a nearly 32% funding cut for the state's public universities. This week, SIU President Randy Dunn briefed the university's board of trustees on what the governor's proposed cuts could mean. Dunn says a potential loss of $64 million to the SIU system could mean the reduction of some 450 jobs on the Carbondale campus and 250 on the Edwardsville campus. Carbondale's share of the proposed cut is about $32 million. http://news.wsiu.org/post/siu-considers-impact-proposed-state-budget-cut

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