Wednesday, June 17, 2015

State Funding Boost Helps, But Still Leaves UConn With Deficit - JACQUELINE RABE THOMAS, Connecticut Mirror

The University of Connecticut informed students and faculty Friday that, despite $10.9 million in increased support in the state budget next year, cuts will still be needed to close an $18.3 million deficit in the university budget. The additional state support does, however, blunt the sharp cuts UConn President Susan Herbst warned would be necessary if state funding were reduced, as the governor had recommended in February. "It will make our deficit far more manageable and reduce the need for the kind of deep cuts we would have faced with a much larger gap," Herbst wrote students and staff Friday morning. "At the same time, spending reductions and cuts will still be necessary to close the deficit we do face."

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