Sunday, February 7, 2016

University Presidents React to Governor Bevin’s Budget Plan - STU JOHNSON (KPR) & ROB CANNING, WKEU

Governor Matt Bevin’s budget speech Tuesday night contained some sobering news for those in the higher education community. Governor Bevin’s first budget plan calls for cuts to state cabinets and higher ed by 9% each over the next two years. The proposal caught Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson a bit off guard. “Well I think we’re all kind of stunned," Benson said. "We had heard a cut was coming, but nothing to the magnitude of what we heard tonight."

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